When the Green Bay Packers travel to Candlestick Park to face the San Francisco 49ers Sept. 8, Aaron Rodgers hopes that there isn’t a familiar face lining up against him – that’s because Rodgers tweeted yesterday that the best defensive back he ever faced was his own teammate, Charles Woodson.
Coaches and players always say the factor that makes them better is the level of competition they face in practice. The better their teammates, the better player they become. It only makes sense. When you’ve got a Charles Woodson playing on the opposite side of the ball, it’s pretty clear why Aaron Rodgers has become one of the best at his craft. You learn from the best, you become the best.
But the reality of Woodson donning the red of the Niners come the start of the season gained some momentum this week when San Francisco’s General Manager GM Trent Baalke told reporters that the team still had an interest in signing the former Packer.
Woodson was cut by the Packers in February and has had only one visit – with the Niners – during the entire free agent signing period. Woodson has gotten zero interest from the 31 other teams, including the Packers.
There have been some reports saying the Packers may have an interest in bringing Woodson back after the draft, but it doesn’t seem those reports will have legs. The opportunity to land with the 49ers seems like his best bet at this point.
And if that does transpire, watch for Aaron Rodgers to be looking to throw to the side of the field opposite Woodson Sept. 8.
Here is Rodgers’ tweet:
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 20, 2013