Randy “The Freak” Moss was ridiculously close to becoming a Seattle Seahawk


The 2013-2014 Seattle Seahawks team will go down as one of the best in NFL history.

A dynamic offense featuring third-year quarterback Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch in the backfield paired with the ‘Legion of Boom’ secondary of Richard Sherman, Kat Chancellor, and Earl Thomas III. And let’s not forget to mention Bobby Wagner, Doug Baldwin, Percy Harvin and Michael Bennett were also on the roster.

The Denver Broncos were simply outmatched in the 2014 Super Bowl. 

The very first play of the game, a safety, set the tone for the rest of the 60 minutes and Seattle hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history after a 43-8 victory at MetLife Stadium.

Now imagine throwing Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss into the mix.

Well, that nearly happened.

Moss joined Wilson on episode 3 of the DangerTalk Podcast:

“I had an opportunity Russ, I had an opportunity to come and play with you guys,” said Moss.

Wilson looked in shock.

[John] Schneider tried to bring me off the rack. 

Randy Moss on getting a call from Seahawks GM John Schneider

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest David Helman].

At the time, Moss was working as a broadcaster for FOX. Percy Harvin got injured in 2013 and the Seahawks were looking to add some depth on the outside. Then, Moss got a call.

“I’m working out, but not training. I stopped training three weeks prior because I said, ‘Well you know what, I’m going to keep training because if a team would want to pick me up going into the playoffs, I would at least honored that.’”


He called me and told me Percy got hurt. The guys would be ecstatic if you came through the locker room. So I said, ‘Look man, it is an honor, I appreciate it, but I know I’m not physically ready to go out and play.’

Randy Moss

Wilson was is disarray of what could have been.

Just imagine having both Russell Wilson and Randy Moss on the field at the same time in the same jersey. Moss finished his Hall of Fame career with 982 receptions, 15,292 total yards and 156 touchdowns through his 16-year career in the NFL.

Seahawks fans will now only watch Wilson throwing bombs to a streaking Moss down the sideline in their dreams.

Listen to the full Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast here.