Jerry Rice on GOAT WR Debate: ‘All About Me Winning Super Bowls’

by Madison Miller
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The debate over who is the best wide receiver in football continues. Led by former wide receiver Jerry Rice and former receiver turned sports analyst, Randy Moss.

Like all great arguments, the pair took it to social media.

Jerry Rice as the GOAT

Rice recently used social media to say that he has achieved more than Moss based on numbers. On “95.7 The Game” in San Francisco, the main argument was on whether statistics or championships matter the most.

“It was not about me being the GOAT. I don’t care if I’m the one, the second, or the third receiver. It was all about me winning Super Bowls for the city of San Francisco, my teammates and my family. I was able to win three Super Bowls, I was an MVP, I pretty much hold every record right now. He continues to say it’s political or whatever, but if Randy wants to be No. 1 that’s fine. . . . If T.O. wants to be No. 2 that’s fine. But my main thing is it was all about the rings, the championships. And that’s why we play the game,” Rice said, according to NBC Sports.

Does his nonchalant attitude make him even more likely to be the GOAT?

At the end of the day, Rice makes a solid point that being named the GOAT isn’t an accomplishment on its own. Instead, bringing championships and success to fans and teams is what matters.

Randy Moss as the GOAT

However, not everyone is too accepting of Jerry Rice taking on that title. By everyone, that mostly means Randy Moss himself.

During an appearance on the podcast “T.O. and Hatch,” Moss went ahead and crowned himself the best and Rice as third or fourth.

“I’ll put myself first, I’ll put T.O. second. 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 live on championships, that’s all political. You’ve seen guys released or cut from a team just by a couple words in the media. You’ve seen guys not given contracts just because of the color of their skin … got to throw politics out of the game of football, and look at the impact of what each individual was able to make in the game of football,” Moss said, according to NBC Sports.

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