We’ve heard Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers say that the team should prioritize keeping safety Charles Woodson for the 2013 season and it’s little surprise that Woodson’s agent Carl Poston shares Rodgers’ view.
Most of it, anyway. Rodgers didn’t say that the Packers should keep Woodson at his current salary, which would pay him more than $10 million if he plays 16 games and reaches incentives, just that the team should find a way to keep him on the roster. Poston’s of the opinion that the Packers should be happy to keep Woodson without any restructuring of a deal that has two years left on it.
“I guess the Packers have to make a decision,” Poston said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Is having Charles out there worth $11 million a year? I would think so because he’s one of the better defensive players. He’s not what he was but he’s much more valuable than most defensive players, period.”
Poston did offer another route, saying that they’d be open to anything if it meant more guaranteed money for Woodson. If the Packers feel they need to free up money for other needs, they’ll have to deal with Woodson’s contract before the start of the league year on March 12. Poston said he hasn’t heard anything from the team yet, although we suspect that will change in the not-too-distant future one way or the other.