Randy Moss Trade

Besides the obvious secondary fallout - downgrade Sidney Rice and Tom Brady, upgrade Brett Favre and Brandon Tate - what does this trade do for Moss' value?

First off, assuming he stays healthy, he'll be one of the few players in NFL history to have a 17-game season as the Vikings were on bye last week. That's a nice hidden bonus for Moss owners. But second, Favre still has the arm to get the ball down the field, and the Vikings once they re-signed him, were not only pot committed to replacing the injured Rice but also now to making sure they exploit Moss's talents to the fullest. That means plenty of deep throws, and you can bet Favre is excited after seeing Moss as an opponent for so many years.

On the Pats side of things, Brandon Tate should get more targets and will be the guy asked to stretch the field, but with Wes Welker admittedly less than 100 percent, and the defense not very good, that means there will be more to go around for guys like Aaron Hernandez and Julian Edelman, too. It's one of the stranger trades I've ever seen from New England's perspective as they're 3-1 and have a Hall of Fame quarterback in his prime at the helm. Either they think Moss has lost something, or they're really serious about avoiding any kind of distraction.


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