In 1998, Randy Moss made his rookie debut with the Minnesota Vikings donning No. 84.
That number became synonymous with the wide receiver during his time with the purple and gold — but now, more than a decade later, there is a new receiver wearing the number in Minnesota, and Moss is less than pleased.
Although he is not the first player to wear Moss’ old number with the Vikings, Minnesota’s first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson is the newest to don it. Patterson wore No. 84 while playing for the University of Tennessee. Moss, who is now a commentator for FOX Sports 1, doesn’t believe he’s worthy of it at the professional level.
“That’s disrespectful to give a rookie my number,” Moss said on Sunday. “I don’t really believe in numbers but from a professional standpoint, I did make that number. He hasn’t proven anything yet but hey what can I say? I’m just Randy Moss sitting here in the studio.”
Moss may be confused as to how numbers work, but he’s at least doing a good job of keeping his name linked to what he “made.”