You can talk all you want about off the field troubles or about pretending to moon the Green Bay Packers fans. Or you could talk about how Minnesota Vikings fans almost ran him out of town and were happy to see him go. But the fact is Randy Moss played his first seven seasons of his NFL career in Minnesota and he went to the Pro Bowl five times.
Though sometimes players wear out their welcome in certain cities, there is no doubt that the first Randy Moss era in Minnesota goes down as a success. Moss provided a constant threat for the Vikings year in and year out, causing a nightmare for opposing defenses.
The incredible talent possessed by Randy Moss helped the Vikings make it to two NFC Championship games. Moss failed to make the Pro Bowl in 2001 after signing the biggest contract ever given to a wide receiver, earning himself a few critics.
However, he bounced back with consecutive Pro-Bowl appearances in 2002 and 2003, before an injury slowed down his 2004 season, preventing him from making the Pro Bowl for just the second time in his career.
No matter what was going on off the field, the Vikings always had a Pro-Bowl wide receiver in the lineup, making them always a contender to come out of the NFC.