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Broncos offer to Woodson was worth up to $3.7 million

Charles Woodson, Frank Gore AP

The Broncos offered Charles Woodson a chance to contend for a Super Bowl.

The Raiders offered Charles Woodson a chance to, well, probably not.

But the difference in the offers apparently wasn’t that large in terms of dollars.

Acording to a report by Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Denver’s one-year deal with “reachable incentives” was worth $3.7 million.

The Raiders brought the veteran defensive back home with a deal that included a base value of $1.8 million and was reportedly worth a “maximum” of $4.3 million.

Now, without seeing a copy of the Broncos’ proposal, it’s hard to know how “reachable” those incentives actually were, or whether they were less attainable than the ones the Raiders offered.

And unless someone in the Broncos offices just feels spurned by a division rival and wants to shame them, we probably never will.

But the move obviously shocked some Broncos.

“There’s no freaking way he’d want to go to Oakland,” cornerback Champ Bailey told 102.3 FM Tuesday.

Looks like the Broncos let another one get behind their secondary, which is part of the reason they wanted Woodson in the first place.

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  1. slugdub says: May 22, 2013 11:00 AM

    “There’s no freaking way he’d want to go to Oakland,” cornerback Champ Bailey told 102.3 FM Tuesday.

    …says the old guy who got torched by T. Smith and watched his team get bounced out of the playoffs in the first round..

  2. bolted4life says: May 22, 2013 11:01 AM

    Whatever reason it was, he obviously didn’t want to win.

  3. autmnwind79 says: May 22, 2013 11:01 AM

    He picked the better team.

  4. ridingwithnohandlebars says: May 22, 2013 11:02 AM

    “Looks like the Broncos let another one get behind their secondary, which is part of the reason they wanted Woodson in the first place.”

    That was a cheap shot.

  5. tatum064 says: May 22, 2013 11:06 AM

    Champ, you’re the same Bronco team the Raiders nearly dropped 60 on and JaMarcus Russell had a comeback win on.

    Lets get to an AFC Championship then run our mouths, mkayy?

  6. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 22, 2013 11:08 AM

    How’s that taste, Chump?

  7. The Prophet says: May 22, 2013 11:11 AM

    He was probably either told or felt he’d have a better chance to start all year in Oakland, since if he only played 8-10 games in Denver he’d never get those incentives. Maybe if he hadn’t already won a ring before he might’ve been more desperate to be a Bronco?

  8. azwildcats96 says: May 22, 2013 11:12 AM

    I guess starting for a horrible team is better for Chuck than coming off the bench on a Super Bowl winning team. Enjoy your return to Oakland!

  9. rolltide510 says: May 22, 2013 11:14 AM

    My boy Chuck already has a Super Bowl ring, and too much self respect to put on that horrible blue and orange jersey.

  10. dawsonleery says: May 22, 2013 11:16 AM

    John Elway is just trying to buy a Super Bowl. Without Manning Denver is an average 8-8 team.

  11. r8rnuck says: May 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    not to be a homer but something about our team now is giving me a realistic hope beyond the 2-3 Ws I was anticipating in jan/feb…not just because of woodson but i think the moves that have been made to date have been pretty solid (which is a shock for raiders followers) and have not only addressed a lot of needs but have also looked after depth issues (which was the real problem of this team). the thing that boggles my mind the most with respect to the management of this team in previous years was to realize just how truly bad the cap situation was. the mismanagement (FA overpayment, existing roster overpayment/scholarships, and draft picks) was hellacious..i’m hoping we can actually compete and shock this year at a legitimate level and not be seen as overachievers with fatal flaws that will show up in the postseason…

  12. rdrs68 says: May 22, 2013 11:19 AM

    Raider fans were out in force when Charles visited team hq- meanwhile back in the mile high city there are some folks still whining about Tebow. Good luck Charles the fans in Oaktown have spoken and you have answered.

  13. johndont says: May 22, 2013 11:24 AM

    No problem, bring in Tim Tebow in the secondary, then we will be Super Bowl Champions again.

  14. greg2geez says: May 22, 2013 11:26 AM

    Meanwhile Jerry McDonald of the Oakland
    Trib reports the Broncos offered the vet minimum. Which report sounds more plausible?

  15. poprox13 says: May 22, 2013 11:29 AM

    Good man Charles……..

  16. elwaysagenius says: May 22, 2013 11:31 AM

    This bum wishes he could touch the careers of John Elway, Peyton Manning, and Champ Bailey.

    What a loser. You would fit in well in Oakland

  17. thatstinks says: May 22, 2013 11:32 AM

    Who knows Champ maybe when the Broncos dump you you might want to finish your career in Washington . Maybe there is something to be said for appreciation , feeling needed , & being a leader/mentor / field coach for the team that you started with .

  18. joetoronto says: May 22, 2013 11:32 AM

    “There’s no freaking way he’d want to go to Oakland,” cornerback Champ Bailey told 102.3 FM Tuesday.

    Chump says what?

  19. radrntn says: May 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    regardless of what dickster35 thinks, and all the other mules. C-wood knows he looks a lot better in silver and black instead of some halloween orange , and blue.

    Go Raiders! Quietly going to make some noise this year.

  20. spellingcops says: May 22, 2013 11:38 AM

    tatum064
    May 22, 2013, 9:06 AM MDT
    Champ, you’re the same Bronco team the Raiders nearly dropped 60 on and JaMarcus Russell had a comeback win on.

    Lets get to an AFC Championship then run our mouths, mkayy?
    ——————-
    Let’s root for a team that has a winning season in the last ten years or a team that can actually contend to simply make the playoffs, then run our mouths, mkayy? Commitment to excrement.

  21. badmude says: May 22, 2013 11:38 AM

    The Oakland Raiders are STILL the last AFC west team to reach the Superbowl (02). Broncos, Chargers, and Chiefs fans shut your mouths until you can do better. How pathetic is this division.

  22. stealthjunk says: May 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    He has a much better chance to start with Oakland than in Denver. But let’s not let little details get in the way — let’s instead make up other, less sensical explanations.

  23. spellingcops says: May 22, 2013 11:41 AM

    yssupasigninnamnotyep
    May 22, 2013, 9:08 AM MDT
    How’s that taste, Chump?
    ———————-
    Well let’s see, he’ll be playing on a Super Bowl contending team, while watching a washed up Woodson struggle to 5 wins tops on a historically putrid team. It probably tastes pretty damn good. Now get back to window licking you little troll.

  24. r8derfan33 says: May 22, 2013 11:41 AM

    The Prophet hit the nail on the head. If he hadn’t already won a SB with GB, he would’ve signed with the Broncos and who could’ve blamed him? He’s got 2 years max left in him. This was more of a sentimental choice for him. I’m glad Chuck is back because of his veteran leadership to our younger DBs. My boys are almost to that turning point of becoming a respectable franchise again and it’s exciting to see. McKenzie has a had hard job but he’s the right man for it.

  25. shayeezy says: May 22, 2013 11:42 AM

    i’ve always liked champ and never minded peyton before he came to denver, but it’s clear they crossed the line from confidence to arrogance long ago. let the fans do the big talking, and win a meaningful game before you join in.

  26. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 22, 2013 11:42 AM

    And there’s spellingcops…where you been? And why are you using your lover’s tagline? He might scratch you.

  27. criminalelement707 says: May 22, 2013 11:50 AM

    spellingcops calling someone else a “little troll?” Now I’ve seen it all. Welcome back Charles

  28. naejon says: May 22, 2013 11:54 AM

    Charles Woodson decided to make his choice based on more than just himself. In Oakland he will provide veteran leadership and continue to teach the gift of what it takes to be a champion to the Raiders. Yes Woodson played in multiple AFC championship games and a Superbowl in Oakland, now he gives back to the fans and community of a once proud team with a winning tradition. Rather than give himself another shot at a ring, he has chosen to to make a difference in Oakland by inspiring and influencing a franchise and 52 other players. That says Charles is backing up all the words these guys spout, and walking the walk of a man who is truly there for his teammates and organization. Thank you Charles.

  29. rooneyruleblues says: May 22, 2013 11:56 AM

    Payton one year older,
    Interceptions his downfall,
    isnt clutch, thank rex grossman,
    lucky to have one championship

  30. titansfan1950 says: May 22, 2013 12:08 PM

    Colorado income tax = 0%
    California income tax = 13%

    4.3mil x .87= 3.7 mil

    It’s the same deal.

  31. dbfan4ever says: May 22, 2013 12:13 PM

    There’s no freaking way he’d want to go to Oakland,” cornerback Champ Bailey told 102.3 FM Tuesday.

    …says the old guy who got torched by T. Smith and watched his team get bounced out of the playoffs in the first round..

    ————————————————————-
    says the ignorant one who doesn’t know that it wasn’t in the first round of the playoffs

  32. efriedo says: May 22, 2013 12:13 PM

    azwildcats96 says: May 22, 2013 11:12 AM

    “I guess starting for a horrible team is better for Chuck than coming off the bench on a Super Bowl winning team. Enjoy your return to Oakland!”

    _______________________

    More like starting for an up and coming team is better than getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs every year…

  33. willowy2k says: May 22, 2013 12:13 PM

    Sorry raiders aint had a winning record since 2001 lol

  34. efriedo says: May 22, 2013 12:17 PM

    spellincops, please explain how a 5 win team can be “historically putrid”. Keep in mind the Raiders have “historically” won more Super Bowls than the broncos. I would think getting bounced in the first round too many times has taken a toll on your brain…

  35. racerx1225 says: May 22, 2013 12:17 PM

    spellingcops says:
    May 22, 2013 11:38 AM
    tatum064
    May 22, 2013, 9:06 AM MDT
    Champ, you’re the same Bronco team the Raiders nearly dropped 60 on and JaMarcus Russell had a comeback win on.

    Lets get to an AFC Championship then run our mouths, mkayy?
    ——————-
    Let’s root for a team that has a winning season in the last ten years or a team that can actually contend to simply make the playoffs, then run our mouths, mkayy? Commitment to excrement.

    ============================

    They contended for the playoffs 2 years ago and if not for their loss, you wouldnt have made it with Tebow.

    Just the facts mam.

  36. 1960autumnwind says: May 22, 2013 12:19 PM

    Broncos have no class. Instead of letting the Raiders have their day with Woodson they have to release their offer. They even leaked they only offered vet minimum. Maybe Woodson would have signed but his agent never receieved the Fax! LOL

  37. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 22, 2013 12:20 PM

    Colorado has a state income tax titansfan1950.

  38. 1960autumnwind says: May 22, 2013 12:24 PM

    ——————-
    Let’s root for a team that has a winning season in the last ten years or a team that can actually contend to simply make the playoffs, then run our mouths, mkayy? Commitment to excrement.

    ************************
    So what we need some bandwagon fans? Is that what Bronco fans are? Only fans when they are winning? Should I be a Ravens fan or 49ner fan simply because they are winning? I know the clothing manufacturers would like that. Even the Bronco apparral people would like it as long as I don’t fax in the order.

  39. raider4life2624 says: May 22, 2013 12:25 PM

    I love how Denver fans think they have already won the 2014 Superbowl without even playing a game yet.

    And what has Chump won since he’s been in the NFL?…..NOTHING!!!!

  40. gbatap says: May 22, 2013 12:35 PM

    What a shame, Champ and Woodson would have made the best old geezer safety tandem in the league.

  41. rundmc81 says: May 22, 2013 12:39 PM

    Lets not forget that Charles has a winery called Twenty Four Wines. Napa valley is wine country. Welcome back Chuck!!

  42. rohlo says: May 22, 2013 12:46 PM

    quote-
    badmude says:
    May 22, 2013 11:38 AM
    The Oakland Raiders are STILL the last AFC west team to reach the Superbowl (02). Broncos, Chargers, and Chiefs fans shut your mouths until you can do better. How pathetic is this division.

    look im glad woodson didnt go to the donks,but come on dude! bragging about being hte last team to reach the superbowl in the division 11 years ago and getting your a s s handed to you by the buccaneers in that superbowl is nothing to brag about! and it doesnt make up for that horrible type of football that has been raider football over the last 11 years!

  43. rohlo says: May 22, 2013 12:51 PM

    quote-
    efriedo says:
    May 22, 2013 12:17 PM
    spellincops, please explain how a 5 win team can be “historically putrid”. Keep in mind the Raiders have “historically” won more Super Bowls than the broncos. I would think getting bounced in the first round too many times has taken a toll on your brain…

    not a bronco fan,but seriously! you sound liek someone who is bragging about saving 10$ on their car insurance or something..it has been 30 years , 3 decades since the raiturds have won anything. hell u prob werent even alive the last time the raiturds won anything and if you were you were prob to young to remember..u sound like a chiefs fan bragging about a superbowl win 45 years ago…back when the superbowl didnt sellout!

  44. torturedraiderfan says: May 22, 2013 12:51 PM

    Why is it so hard to believe he picked the Raiders over the Broncos. He spent 8 years in Oakland. He owns a winery in Napa. He was with Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay. He’s a smart guy who’s been around the NFL a long time. Maybe talking to Reggie and the Raider coaches, he heard some things he liked. Maybe he just felt comfortable going back to the place he spent the bulk of his professional career. Stop making it sound like he gave up a Super Bowl ring by not signing with Denver. When you’re the favorite to win the Super Bowl in May, it almost guarantees you’re not going to win it.

  45. packhawk04 says: May 22, 2013 12:53 PM

    Happens all the time. Broncos just pulling a number out of thin air just to claim they tried to get him. Never offered him a thing.

  46. sicklnick121 says: May 22, 2013 12:59 PM

    Since you want to base Oaklands chances to compete to last year then lets take a look at why CW would choose the Raiders, based on that thinking… He comes back to a team that he is familiar with, Has a good idea what kinda QB Matt Flynn can be.. Fan base that has his back no matter what the outcome is. Or go to Denver with all the ego maniacs on that team and in the front office… A QB that is a Regular season warrior and falls under playoff pressure, So why go to Denver when your not gonna win a ring anyway, and deal with classless fans and a team filled with idiots…

    It was a easy decision

  47. thestrategyexpert says: May 22, 2013 1:06 PM

    Champ is too old to make quality reads anymore. Obviously.

  48. piratesofthecoliseum says: May 22, 2013 1:13 PM

    @spellingcops-
    Pretty sad when Peyton Manning takes you just as far into the playoffs as Tim Tebow!!
    Just shut up and admit that the broncos wanted Chuck and lost out!!!!!!!! DAMN!!!

  49. xfthmx says: May 22, 2013 1:20 PM

    Dudes, he picked the better FANS.

  50. vcupats says: May 22, 2013 1:21 PM

    I’m surprised Champ didn’t borrow the “money over championships” line from his new teammate Wes Welker. Of course Wes had none and was speaking of someone (Asante) who did. Same scenario here.

  51. bigal1952 says: May 22, 2013 1:25 PM

    “There’s no freaking way he’d want to go to Oakland,” cornerback Champ Bailey told 102.3 FM Tuesday.

    Thanks for helping him decide for Oakland, Champ! And were you going to give up jersey #24 for Charles? I don’t think so.

  52. piecesofvinyl says: May 22, 2013 1:28 PM

    its just that good to be a raider.
    no matter what.

  53. ktenn88 says: May 22, 2013 1:44 PM

    “Sorry raiders aint had a winning record since 2001 lol”

    Considering they were in the Super Bowl in the year 2003, I would have to strongly disagree with your poor knowledge and information, in which you should refrain from making public from here on out.

  54. malvaren18 says: May 22, 2013 2:07 PM

    I guess he really needed the money!

  55. eklypse69 says: May 22, 2013 2:08 PM

    “There’s no freaking way he’d want to go to Oakland,” cornerback Champ Bailey told 102.3 FM Tuesday.”

    As if Chump Bailey had a damn clue. Please.

    I don’t understand what’s so hard to comprehend about being able to go back to Oakland (a place where Charles Woodson is worshiped) to Donkeyland (where he’d be competing with kids for a starting position). Once a Raider, always a Raider. He wants to retire in silver & black, not orange and navy blue.

    As for the question of why he wouldn’t go to a super bowl contender – who the hell says Denver’s a contender? Their luck getting to the big dance has been pathetic since Elway left. They’re like the mile high Vikings at this point – it doesn’t matter how many wins you get people. If you can’t get in, you’re no better off than the Browns, Chiefs or Rams. Hell, at least they all got high 1st round picks.

  56. deathonwings410 says: May 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    The Broncos Nation hasn’t gotten awfully in the last year since signing Pablo Chokaso himself AKA Manning. They had an easy schedule last year and cruises to the number seed after losing to the three legit teams (NE, Houston, Alt) and beating a badly injured Ravens team before getting exposed in the playoffs. Weren’t the Donkeys the basement dwellers of the AFCw just two seasons ago?

  57. sagatti says: May 22, 2013 3:26 PM

    Franchise record ELEVEN STRAIGHT SEASONS WITHOUT A WINNING RECORD…. Nice choice chuck… Glad to see winning isn’t that important to you…lol

  58. patbryan714 says: May 22, 2013 3:35 PM

    Well, for all of you Denver fans that think the Charles Woodson loss is big, you need to be more concerned with all of the defensive talent you lost, because you signed an aging overpaid quarterback and couldn’t afford to keep them! I’ve got news for you, Denver will be looking up at the KC Chiefs in the standings all year this year, and for many more down the road. Andy Reid and John Dorsey have quietly built a young ball control powerhouse, that is full of young talent on both sides of the ball. And with Alex Smith, Charles, and Bowe keeping the Chiefs on the field, and Peyton on the sidelines watching the scoreboard, while this young and stifling Chiefs defense keeping Peyton on his butt for most of the game, it will be hard for even Peyton to overcome. And Oakland? They will be fighting it out with a slow and aging San Diego over the basement in the AFC West. And for all of you people that like to look in the past for your success or lack of, the past doesn’t mean anything, it’s what you are able and built to do now, and the Chiefs talent wise and now with a great offensive minded head coach in Reid, will open some eyes this year as to just how strong they are! I wish Charles Woodson only the best, because he is a class act, and proved that money is not the only thing that makes him tick. Just ask Albert Pujols how he is enjoying his money!

  59. walkinginthewasteland says: May 22, 2013 4:10 PM

    After his time in Green Bay, he decided to go for the warmer client to end his career.

  60. sullijo1 says: May 22, 2013 4:14 PM

    Raiders won the “backup veteran CB sweepstakes!”

    WAY TO GO – AWESOME!

  61. walkinginthewasteland says: May 22, 2013 4:14 PM

    naejon says: May 22, 2013 11:54 AM

    Charles Woodson decided to make his choice based on more than just himself. In Oakland he will provide veteran leadership and continue to teach the gift of what it takes to be a champion to the Raiders.

    ____________

    That’s easy. Go to another team.

  62. bigblackbuddha024 says: May 26, 2013 3:52 PM

    This is good. Woodson goes to a team that can use some solid veteran leadership on the defense. Although he’s not the player he used to be for the Raiders, he can still play at a high level, mentor younger players (i.e D.J Hayden), and might even get a chance to start (which is why Abraham hasn’t been signed and Urlacher retired). The Broncos were most likely gonna use him for depth on the secondary and his best bet to win a SuperBowl would have been with the latter but he’s already has accomplished that with the Packers(also went with the Raiders when the lost to the Bucs). Besides what would be the best way to cap off a great career than retiring with the team that you started with?

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