Randy Moss: How the Patriots Can Make Up For the Loss of NFL’s Best Deep Man

October 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s truly difficult to see Randy Moss’s Patriots career end in a way similar to Manny Ramirez’s Red Sox career.
However, the deal has been completed (sending Moss to the Vikings for a third-round pick), so we have to step back and look at the Patriots’ possibilities.
I see two very legitimate options for New England (keeping the draft pick or trading it):
1. Send Logan Mankins and the third-round pick to San Diego for Vincent Jackson.
Jackson is six years younger than Randy Moss, and is very much a deep threat. He has off-field issues, but he is still young and many players (including Moss) have improved in terms of off-field baggage after joining the organization.
This  trade is about as close as the Pats can get to filling the void left by Moss, and it also gives them an opportunity to completely wipe the frustrated Logan Mankins out of their minds.
The Chargers have other receiver options, including Malcolm...

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