The Minnesota Vikings appear set to pull out all of the stops in an effort to send Brett Favre off with a bang, a playoff bang to be exact. The Vikings and Patriots are closing in on a deal that would bring Moss back to Minnesota. The addition of Moss represents the Vikings’ “all-in” for the 2010 season and a last gasp to save their season after a shaky 1-2 start.
In Monday’s night’s 41-14 beatdown of the Dolphins, Moss did not figure into the stat sheet with zero catches for the first time in his New England career. Here’s what Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer had to say about Moss:
Moss, 33, was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1998 and shined for several years before being shipped to Oakland in 2005. The four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection was traded from the Raiders to the Patriots on Day 1 of the 2007 NFL draft in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the ’07 draft.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter just tweeted that the deal is all but done:
Said one source familiar with Moss-to-Minnesota trade talks: “I’d be shocked if it doesn’t happen.” Expect it to happen Wednesday.
If the deal gets done in the next day or so as expected, Moss would make his return to the Vikings on Monday Night Football against the Jets. Geez, you think ESPN is subsidizing this deal?