Randy Moss picks his five best NFL players ever


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss made news earlier this week when he called himself the best wide receiver in NFL history.

Some have taken Moss to task for his personnel evaluation skills, but I didn't think it was that crazy an assessment. Moss is probably the best deep threat in league history and he certainly has a case to be in the top-five receivers overall.

So who are the best five players at any position? Moss was asked that at the 49ers' final media availability. He immediatley took quarterbacks out of the mix because he believes they have their own group. Moss' choices:

"Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders," Moss replied immediately. And then, a pause. "Ummmmm ... you gotta put Terrell Owens in there."

No, no you don't. This choice is not going to help Moss get a general manager job. So, that's four.

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"How many is that?" Moss then asked. (Four, we told him.) "Did I say me?"

This was a light moment in a week Moss dominated in so many ways, speaking on issues silly and heavy. Moss won Media Day and it was outstanding hearing him talk the rest of the week too.

It would be even cooler if Moss some noise on Sunday. Moss has one more chance to change the way you think about him.

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