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Randy Moss: ‘I’m the greatest receiver’ ever

Randy Moss spoke at Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.

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Randy Moss spoke at Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.

In a bombshell from Super Bowl media day, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss called himself the greatest wide receiver of all-time on Tuesday.

“I don’t live off numbers,” Moss said, noting he has had down years, including this year, his time in Oakland, and before he briefly retired after the 2010 season. “I live off impact. So I really do think that I’m the greatest receiver to play this game.”

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Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice responded via ESPN’s Adam Schefter by saying, “Put my numbers up against his numbers.”

Moss has played 14 NFL seasons and recorded 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. He put together the finest season ever for a wide receiver when he played for the Patriots in 2007, catching 98 passes for 1,498 yards and a single-season record 23 touchdowns.

Rice played 20 years catching 1,549 passes for 22,895 yards and 207 rushing and receiving touchdowns, with numerous all-time records.

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