Although his time with the 49ers appears to be coming to an end, future Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss still wants to play one more season for a Super Bowl contender, several of his San Francisco teammates told CBSSports.com.
According to those teammates, Moss still believes he can play at a high level, but would likely retire if he cannot find a job with a contending team.
The 36-year-old retired after the 2010-11 season, when he played for three teams and posted just 393 receiving yards in 16 games, before coming out of retirement to join the 49ers.
But San Francisco reportedly told teams at the scouting combine that they have no intention of bringing back Moss, and his tweet on Saturday night indicated that the two are parting ways.
Wished we could've finished the job!!thanks for the opportunity an good luck in the future 9ers—
Randy Moss (@RandyMoss) March 03, 2013
Despite his reputation for wearing out his welcome with teams, Moss earned praise for his leadership and acceptance of his reduced role from teammates and other members of the 49ers organization.
“I think Randy wants to play again,” one 49ers player told CBSSports.com. “I’m just not sure he wants to go to another team and have to learn another system.”
One of his 49ers teammates said Moss was exceptional in the locker room last season, was a true leader and played a key role in the 49ers reaching the Super Bowl.
“I think he’ll play one last season,” said the 49ers player, “and then head off to the Hall of Fame.”