The New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings made a major trade on Wednesday that could affect NFL odds at the bookmaker with wide receiver Randy Moss going from New England to Minnesota.
The Vikings have been looking for a top receiver since the injury to Sidney Rice and now they have one in Moss. Minnesota will get the national spotlight on Monday as they are underdogs at the Internet bookmaker in their game against the New York Jets.
Moss for a Third-Round Pick – It is obvious that the Patriots wanted nothing more to do with Randy Moss. All they got for the Pro Bowl wide receiver was a 2011 third round pick. In Monday’s game against Miami the Patriots didn’t even look to throw the ball to Moss and he finished with no catches. It is a very low price for Minnesota to pay for one of the top receivers in the league. Moss can sometimes be a problem in the locker room but there is no questioning his talent and ability when he wants to play.
Favre to Moss – The Vikings now have a dynamic receiver for Brett Favre to throw to. Favre loved throwing the ball to Sidney Rice last season because Rice went up and got the ball. With Rice hurt the Vikings have not had that type of receiver. They have one now as Moss is exactly the type of receiver that Favre loves. Moss is a seven-time Pro Bowl receiver who is in the final year of his contract. He told everyone in New England that he was unhappy and wanted out and the Patriots are a team that doesn’t keep malcontents around. They basically gave Moss away to Minnesota.
Tom Brady Supports Moss – One player that did not want to see Randy Moss traded is New England quarterback Tom Brady. Three years ago it was Moss who caught 23 TD passes from Brady and impacted bookmaker odds. This season it has been Brady who has constantly defended Moss and said that he wanted him on the team. In his 52 games with New England, Moss had 259 catches and 50 touchdowns. This season he had just nine catches for 139 yards and three TDs and was not impacting SBG global odds.