Randy Moss and the Top 10 WRs Brett Favre Has Thrown To
Wide receiver Randy Moss has been traded from the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2011 third-round draft pick.
I started hearing this rumor last night but never expected the deal to get done so quickly. I guess that speaks to how much New England wanted Randy Moss out of town.
When he first came over from Oakland, he seemed to fit in perfectly and became a big target for quarterback Tom Brady.
Now, Moss will head to a city that ran him out of town years ago, Minnesota. The only thing that's different this time around is the quarterback, Brett Favre.
The future Hall of Fame quarterback will have yet another dangerous target at wide receiver and could make the Vikings go from a disappointment to a contender in the NFL once Moss dons the Vikings' jersey, again.
Moss isn't the only big time receiver that Favre has targeted, here are 10 other receivers that he would target throughout his career.
No. 10: Randy Moss
We'll start the list with Moss himself as he'll quickly climb the list of Favre's favorite targets. It's not Moss' first stop in Minnesota but we'll have to see how long this one lasts.
No. 9: Bernard Berrian
He's not your typical "big name," but Bernard Berrian has had his share of balls thrown his way. Though his numbers have declined since Favre came on the scene, he did have seven more catches (55) than he did in 2008 (48).
No. 8: Visanthe Shiancoe
While seven touchdown catches in 2008 was nothing to sneeze at, Brett Favre came in last season and hooked up with Visanthe Shiancoe for 11.
With Percy Harvin struggling with migraines, Shiancoe looks to be the go to guy for Favre already this season.
No. 7: Sidney Rice
Sidney Rice was an unknown through 2007 and 2008.
While he had 46 combined receptions through those two seasons, his total yards added up to just 537 yards to go along with eight combined touchdown catches.
Enter Brett Favre and those numbers went through the roof.
In 2009, Rice set career highs in receptions (83), yards (1,312), and touchdowns (8) in a single season. Rice became a household name last season but thanks to an injury, has been forced to the sideline in 2010.
No. 6: Javon Walker
Between 2003 and 2005, Javon Walker and Brett Favre became almost automatic on the field for the Packers.
Those two seasons combined brought Walker 130 receptions, 2,098 receving yards, and 21 touchdown catches.
Their relationship only took a tumble when Favre called out Walker for holding out because the Packers refused to re-negotiate his contract. Walker eventually would report to the team, only to injure his ACL on a pass from, you guessed it, Brett Favre. He would be put on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Now, Walker is re-joining his old teammate in Minnesota. Can the two get along?
No. 5: Bubba Franks
Bubba Franks was one of Brett's favorite targets when both were in Green Bay.
Through their time as teammates, Brett hit Franks 29 times in the end zone.
No. 4: Robert Brooks
Like Bubba Franks, Robert Brooks was another favorite target of Brett Favre while both were a member of the Green Bay Packers.
Brooks, while teammates with Favre, would be found 32 times for touchdowns.
No. 3: Donald Driver
Donald Driver still wears the uniform of the Green Bay Packers and continues to be a solid target during the Aaron Rodgers regime.
When you play with a guy like Brett Favre, then go to Aaron Rodgers, you know you're going to be a big target for either guys.
For Favre, he was just that, catching 36 touchdowns while Brett was the quarterback.
No. 2: Sterling Sharpe
During the Packers' Super Bowl runs, there were two guys that Brett Favre love to find in the end zone.
One of those guys was Sterling Sharpe, who Favre found 41 times for touchdowns.
No. 1: Antonio Freeman
Brett Favre's favorite target of all time was a wide receiver by the name of Antonio Freeman. The two gave opposing defenses fits and no matter how many times you tried to lock down Freeman, Favre always found a way to find him.
The two hooked up 57 times in the end zone through their years together.