Moss is one of the few athletes who came off on the good side of a bad decision. The running back had a terrible experience with the Oakland Raiders. However, this was mostly because of Art Shell and his inept coaching team. This was only a couple of years after a Super Bowl appearance but the team was in decline.
Shell’s offensive coordinator Tom Walsh claimed Moss was past his prime. But Moss proved the Idaho bed and breakfast owner wrong when they traded him to the New England Patriots. He was brilliant in Foxborough as he showed the league that he wasn’t finished en route to the Comeback Player of the Year Award. Moss set the single-season record most receiving touchdowns with 23 while playing with Tom Brady.