NFL: Randy Moss labels himself the best wide receiver ever ahead of Super Bowl XLVII


San Francisco 49ers Randy Moss has claimed that he is the best wide receiver ever to play in the NFL.

Moss will be chasing his first NFL championship ring when the 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Louisiana Superdome on Sunday.

Jerry Rice, who won three Super Bowls with the 49ers, is widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver of all time but Moss seems to disagree with that assessment.

“I think now that I’m older I do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever do it,” Moss said.

“This year has been a down year for me, statistically. The year before I retired was a down year, and then in Oakland was a down year.

“I don’t really live on numbers. I really live on impact and what you’re able to do out on that field. I really do think that I’m the greatest receiver to ever play this game.”

Moss – who will be a free agent after this season –┬áhad 28 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season for the NFC champion 49ers. He has five receptions for 71 yards in San Francisco’s two playoff victories.

Moss enjoyed his best season with the Patriots in 2007, when he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and a single-season record 23 touchdowns in helping New England to a 16-0 regular-season record.

He has 982 catches for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns in his 14-season career.