2. What if the Packers traded for Randy Moss instead of the Patriots?
Did you know the Green Bay Packers almost acquired Randy Moss before the New England Patriots in 2007?
Former Packers executive John Schneider has stated that a deal was close enough that they went to bed one night thinking it was a done deal.
After his first seven years with the Vikings, Moss was sent to the Oakland Raiders and really became a shell of his former self. He still produced at a level many players can only dream of, but the Raiders certainly did not get the Randy Moss that played for the Vikings.
The New England Patriots threw a fourth-round draft pick at Oakland and got the deal done. The Packers apparently missed out on trading for Moss who would end up exploding in 2007 for one of the greatest seasons by an NFL receiver in league history. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2007 after catching 98 passes, 23 of which went for touchdowns. The Patriots took an undefeated record into the Super Bowl that year before getting upset by the Giants.
What if the Packers had been able to acquire him? Could they have gotten "prime" Randy Moss with Brett Favre for a year before getting Moss to go along with Aaron Rodgers during his first three or four NFL seasons?
Moss cemented himself as a Hall of Fame player with what he did as a member of the Patriots, and he could have done that in Green Bay as the Packers passed the torch from one franchise legend to the next.