When his career does come to an end, there’s no question Charles Woodson deserves a spot in Canton considering the type of career he’s had with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, it looks like Woodson will need to find a new home for the 2013 season.
The Packers plan on releasing Woodson after spending the last seven years in Green Bay and even won a Super Bowl with the team in 2011. On top being a Super Bowl champion, Woodson took home Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2009 as well–so it’s no surprise to see Woodson as one of the top defensive players throughout his career.
Clearly, a major reason for this decision on Green Bay’s end has to do with money as Woodson was scheduled to make $9 million in 2013. After only playing in seven games last year due to a broken collarbone on top of being 36-years-old, it’s hard not to wonder how much of an impact Woodson would have had on the Packers’ defense.
Whether or not another team will pick Woodson up is a different story, but this was clearly the right move on Green Bay’s end from a business perspective. However, when looking at the type of career he’s had, it seems like a no brainer that one team will be willing to take a chance on Woodson as he’ll most likely use this as motivation to bounce back even stronger in 2013.
Don’t think it can happen? Just look back at Brian Dawkins when he signed with the Denver Broncos and there’s no reason why Woodson can’t do the same.
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