Charles Woodson bids goodbye to Packers Nation. Where will his journey take him? Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Where will Charles Woodson conclude his career?

With the news this morning that the Green Bay Packers had decided to release Charles Woodson, he said he’s looking ahead and that wants to play with a contender.

Who wouldn’t? There isn’t anyone more deserving than Woodson. I, for one, would love to see him go out with a winner – just so it isn’t against the Packers.

With two years still left on his Packers contract, one would expect that Sir Charles would want to sign a new contract for at least a couple of more years in the big leagues. Given that he’s 36, he’s easily got two seasons left in the tank. It’s unfortunate the Packers and he couldn’t come to a meeting of the minds on a restructuring of his contract, but we can certainly understand why that didn’t occur. Woodson is a proud guy and when you think about it – with the right team, there’s no reason why his isn’t worth every penny of that $10 million.

With Woods gone, the Packers’ defensive backfield takes on a whole new look.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph

So, who will Woodson consider?

The first team that comes to mind is the Kansas City Chiefs because former Packers front office player of personnel guru John Dorsey is now the Chiefs’ general manager. Should they pursue Woodson, the first job of Dorsey would be to convince him to play for a team that won two games last year. However, with new head coach Andy Reid in the house, Woodson might see the opportunity for the Chiefs to go from worst to first in a hurry. So, that’s one possibility.

However, others who have been mentioned in the early going have been the Broncos, Patriots and 49ers. Of those, the worst landing spot for the sake of the Green Bay Packers would be the 49ers for obvious reasons. Easily as disappointing would be to see Woodson in a Vikings, Lions or Bears uniform. That would be tough.

Seeing him land in the AFC would be the best case scenario, but one never knows how these types of player movements turn out.

What’s going to be interesting is watching the teams line up for his services. Without a doubt, this is a Hall of Fame player – the type of player that just doesn’t come around off the street very often.

Stay tuned.

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