Charles Woodson is still good enough to be a starter for an NFL team, the question, however, is whether it will be with the Green Bay Packers. In fact, that’s a $10 million question because that’s what Woodson will cost the Packers against the revenue cap if he plays all 16 games with the team next season.
But it’s not all about money either.
Woodson missed nine games last season after suffering a broken collarbone – the same bone he broke in Super Bowl XLV.
While he was out of the lineup Woodson was replaced by Casey Hayward at the cornerback position and by Jarron McMillian and M.D. Jennings at safety. They played well and in fact Woodson’s presence wasn’t really missed.
So, do the Packers benefit by bringing Woodson back or do they cut their ties to free up funds to pay three players who are due big paydays: Aaron Rodgers, B.J. Raji, and Clay Matthews?
It will be an interesting offseason for the Packers. With the question of Woodson looming, it’s already known that the Packers have lost Donald Driver and Jeff Saturday and will most likely lose WR Greg Jennings. There are those who feel that ILB A.J. Hawk may also have played his final play for the Packers and whether they bring back Jermichael Finley back is a big question.