Vikings legend Randy Moss wonders why his No. 84 isn’t retired
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver asked a simple question during his appearance on KFAN out of the Twin Cities on Friday morning. Why isn’t the number 84 hanging in the rafters of US Bank Stadium?
Randy Moss via KFAN:
“Why is the #Vikings’ 84 not retired?”
— Sean Borman (@SeanBormanNFL) December 20, 2019
Moss is one of the best players in franchise history and there has been a push for the last few years to get his jersey retired. Currently, Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. wears number 84, something that upset some fans after he was drafted.
Darren Wolfson of KSTP weighed in on Twitter about the superstar wide receiver’s request to get his jersey retired. Wolfson said that the team has decided to go in the direction of the Ring of Honor instead of retiring jersey’s and a special exception would need to be made for Moss to see his jersey go in the rafters.
KG has had opportunity, per Glen on my podcast. Now, his side may have a different version of that, which speaks to why this is so tough. As for Moss, Ring of Honor is now the thing. Should an exception be made for 84? I wouldn’t argue that.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) December 20, 2019
Moss was recently the first wide receiver named to the NFL’s all-time team. Moss played 14 seasons in the NFL after being drafted in the first round in 1998 by the Vikings. With the Vikings, he caught 587 passes for 9,316 yards and 92 touchdowns over 113 games.
Moss has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is also a part of the Vikings’ Ring of Honor. Before going into the Hall of Fame, Moss talked about how special of an honor was it.
“I think for me to be able to put a jacket on just speaks about the journey and the people that helped me get along, the people that helped me get there along the way, and also the people that I’ve touched,” Moss, now an ESPN analyst, said via the Pioneer Press.
Who knows if the Vikings will change their ways and retire Moss’ jersey, but maybe a little push from the Hall of Famer is all they need to get the job done.