When a man turns 34 in the National Football League, fans immediately thing of elite quarterbacks or aging offensive lineman. Santana Moss is none of the above, and his career may last a few years longer as the Washington Redskins have opted to begin contract discussions with the veteran.
Moss has produced very consistent numbers over recent years catching 42 balls for 452 yards and 41 for 573 yards respectively. The Redskins have primarily utilized Moss as a slot receiver and his skills are yet to diminish.
The real question surrounding the discussions is why Washington wouldn’t open talks with other elite free agent receivers. Pierre Garcon is in dire need of help on the opposite side and with Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Britt, and Erik Decker all free agents fans must wonder why they wouldn’t target another receiver. Washington has plenty of money to spend and maybe this is just the first part of the plan to reload on offense.