Just when it appears that the Denver Broncos are done shaping their roster for the coming season, something else pops up. The Denver Post is reporting that former Green Bay Packers safety, Charles Woodson will visit the Broncos on Wednesday.
Woodson made his name as a cornerback but has moved to safety in recent years, an area of need for the Broncos in the eyes of many.
If the Broncos were to sign Woodson, he would compete with Quinton Carter and Mike Adams for the starting job at strong safety. Woodson, however, would be the odds on favorite to win the job and Adams would likely be out of the Broncos’ plans.
He is 36, but Woodson would transform a good secondary into a great one if he were to sign with the Broncos. In addition to playing safety, he would also be able to play cornerback when opposing offenses use four and five wide-receiver sets. Woodson has a lot of game left, and the fact that he is still on the market is surprising, at least to me.
When free agency started in March, Woodson was high on my wish list. If the Broncos are able to add him at this late date then a great offseason will turn into a spectacular one.
It’s true that signing Woodson would add more age to an already older secondary, but there are a few things to remember. The most important thing is that the Broncos have a two to three year window to win the Super Bowl, and signing Woodson would be a huge step towards that goal.
Secondly, while the Broncos do have some age in the secondary, they also have a number of young players. The idea is that players like Quinton Carter, Kavon Webster and Omar Bolden will be ready to step in when their time comes.
The fact that Woodson is visiting the Broncos on Wednesday does not guarantee that he will sign. However, Woodson has said all along that he wanted to play for a contender, and the Broncos certainly fit that criteria.
The guess here, and it’s only a guess, is that Woodson is a Bronco sometime in the near future.
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