Remember when the Green Bay Packers deemed defensive back Charles Woodson expendable? We do. Well, Woodson is going to play a 17th NFL season.
He signed his second one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.
After getting axed by the Packers, Woodson returned to Oakland and turned in a pretty solid season. In 2013, he had 97 tackles, two sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown.
Let’s compare those stats with the stats of M.D. Jennings, the guy the Packers decided to start at safety instead of Woodson.
Actually, let’s not.
The Packers ultimately cut Woodson because he was scheduled to make $10 million in 2013. However, instead of offering him a reduced contract they just said good riddance.
“We’re going to go with the dynamic duo of M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian. We have no use for a future Hall of Famer like yourself. You’re washed up!”
Clearly, a brilliant move. Considering Woodson made just $3.3 million on an incentive-heavy deal in 2013, well… you get the point.