Former UCLA and UNLV receiver took to Twitter to defend the 49ers icon Jerry Rice after Hall of Famer Randy Moss claimed he was the tallest to play the post.
“So you’re okay with Randy number 1,” Rice Jr. wrote in response to user Colton Waite. “Do you think my dad didn’t have an impact?” Randy went in depth. My dad caught 5 meters and took him home. The Super Bowl itself racked up 21 points in 1 of 4 it was involved in. He scored a 48-yard touchdown with the raiders at 40. . I can continue but it is too much. ”
During a recent episode of the “TO and Hatch” podcast, Moss said he was the GOAT wide receiver and that Rice wasn’t even No. 2 on the list.
“I’m going to put myself first, I’m going to put [Terrell Owens] second, ”Moss said. I think Jerry [Rice] is probably third or fourth. I’m talking about dominating the game and changing the game of football. I don’t live on statistics because if you live on statistics and championships, everything is political. You’ve seen guys released or cut from a team just in a nutshell in the media. You’ve seen guys not getting a contract just because of the color of their skin. You have to rule out football politics and look at the impact of what each individual has been able to do in football. ”
Owens, to whom Moss told the comments, seemed recognize Rice’s record statistics in the NFL in a quote tweet.
It was Owens’ tweet that led to Rice Jr.’s response.
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Young Rice didn’t have to defend his father’s place in history, but he did it perfectly. Anyone who has watched the NFL for the past four decades knows that Rice is the best wide receiver to ever play the game. He’s even in the conversation for the best overall player in NFL history. Moss and Owens were great players, but they’re not in this conversation.