Should the Raiders give Charles Woodson what he is asking?
Even though Charles Woodson is 37 years old the guy made plays last year. He finished with 97 tackles, third on the team, with two sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries, one of which was returned for a 25-yard touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. It was his 13th career defensive score, tying him with Rod Woodson andDarren Sharper for most in NFL history. There is a chance that he hangs up the cleats though:
“If the right numbers don’t come across, for myself and from the team’s standpoint, then it’s a serious consideration. … I could have played my last season in the NFL,” Woodson told SiriusXM NFL radio on Thursday. “So that’s definitely something that I think about. I do plan on playing another year. Hopefully something can get done with the Raiders, but if not, then I’ve got to take a real hard look at last year being the last one.”
Woodson, 37, made a reported $3.3 million on an incentive-laden one-year deal last season after returning from seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He played all but seven defensive snaps. He started out strong but, like the rest of the Raiders defense, seemed to flatten out at the end.
The big question is should the Raiders pay him what he is asking? The guy is a future Hall of Famer, and wants to be in Oakland. The Raiders have the most cap money and could easily give him a deal. What do you think Raiders fans?