Jerry Rice wasn’t going to just let this one slide.
Randy Moss joined Terrell Owens and Matthew Hatchette on the “T.O. and Hatch” podcast, released on Tuesday, for what was a very loud conversation between two of the greatest wide receivers of all time dissing each other, reminiscing and giving some entertaining takes.
Hatchette put the question to Moss around the 33:30 mark. Who the best wide receiver of all time?
“You’re talking to him,” Moss said. “I’ll put myself first, I’ll put T.O. second. I think Jerry’s 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 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.”
That’s quite a take. So, what does Rice think? He made it pretty clear in a now deleted Instagram post that compared the career stats of the two players. Rice included the caption “You just got MOSSED!”
For what it’s worth, the NFL and USA Today both named Rice as the greatest NFL player, not just wide receiver, of all time. Moss was listed as the 65th and 24th greatest player of all time respectively.