Randy Moss took somewhat of a swipe at Jerry Rice during an appearance on Terrell Owens’ podcast earlier this week.
When asked to rank the NFL’s best all-time wide receivers, Moss put Rice in third or fourth.
“I’ll put myself first, I’ll put T.O. second,” Moss said. “I would put Jerry probably third or fourth. I’m talking about dominating the game and changing the game of football. I don’t live on statistics because if you live on statistics and live on championships that’s all political. You’ve seen guys released or cut from a team just by a couple words in the media. You’ve seen guys given contracts or you’ve seen guys not given contracts just because of the color of their skin. You’ve got to throw politics out of the game of football, and look at the impact of what each individual was able to make in the game of football.”
Rice is considered by most to be the greatest wide receiver in league history. However, Moss and Owens feel that he benefited from playing with Joe Montana and Steve Young.
“When you think about Jerry and the quarterbacks he played with, he never had a drop-off in quarterback. He went from one Hall of Fame quarterback to another,” Owens said.
“I don’t want the fans and the people watching your podcast to get it messed up that we dislike or discredit anything Jerry Rice was able to do or ever accomplish,” Moss said. “I don’t want people to think myself and T.O. is slandering or bashing anything Jerry did, because Jerry was at the top.”
Rice, 58, had a blunt response to Moss’ comment on Instagram.
Hey, the stats speak for themselves.