Randy Moss has stirred up some debate in recent days when he declared himself as the G.O.A.T. wide receiver over Terrell Owens and ranking Jerry Rice as No. 3.
Naturally, this led to one of the current top wide receivers weighing in on the debate, with Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill backing up Moss’ claim.
“Everybody know I’m going to say Randy Moss,” Hill told TMZ Sports. “Randy Moss was my favorite player growing up. Randy moss is my favorite playoff of all time. Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, man. Randy Moss is the G.O.A.T. of all wide receivers.”
Moss, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018 after a 14-year career with the Vikings, Patriots, Raiders, Niners and Titans, ignited the debate last week during an appearance on T.O.’s podcast when he said he’d put himself first, T.O. second and Rice “third or fourth.”
“I’m talking about dominating the game and changing the game of football,” Moss said. “I don’t live on statistics because if you live on statistics and live on championships, that’s all political.”
This led to Rice, the all-time leader in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns, to fire back in a since-deleted Instagram post with the two receivers’ career stats side-by-side with the caption, “You just got MOSSED.”
Rice later said on an appearance with 95.7 The Game that he does not care about being the G.O.A.T., because it was all about winning Super Bowls, which he has Moss and T.O. beat, 3-0.
But Hill, who clearly idolized Moss growing up, explained what puts Moss ahead of Rice.
“[Moss] just changed the game,” Hill said. “Six [foot] four [inches], run a 4.2, can create separation, can run routes, can catch the ball. Like, come on.
“Like, I understand Jerry got the stats, he got the touchdowns, he got all this, he can run routes – but if I’m picking a receiver who’s going to make me some plays in crunch times when I need them – Randy Moss, definitely.”
Hill, who stands at 5-foot-10 but his lightning quick speed has him entering Week 16 as the NFL leader with 15 receiving touchdowns, says he studies Moss’ game still to this day.
“Randy is different, man. I still study him sometimes and I’m like ‘how he is able to do this at 6-4 and running this fast?’” Hill asked. “How? Like, did God only make these players once in a generation? Like, come on, man. This is crazy.”