Charles Woodson will consider retirement if the numbers aren’t right

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Defensive back Charles Woodson recently has said he likely won’t be playing in Green Bay next year.  He also may not be playing in Oakland.  Or anywhere else.

Via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Woodson talked about the possibility of retiring during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“If the right numbers don’t come across, for myself and from the team’s standpoint, then it is a serious consideration at this point that I could have played my last season in the NFL,” Woodson said.   “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 this last year being the last one.”

During an interview with Pro Football Talk on NBCSN at the Scouting Combine, Raiders coach Dennis Allen named Woodson — the 1997 Heisman winner — as one of the team’s priority free agents.  Woodson presumably wants to see how that status translates to dollars.

28 responses to “Charles Woodson will consider retirement if the numbers aren’t right

  1. He’s going to retire because he doesn’t want to go back and play for that terrible franchise in Green Bay.

    Think how mentally injured this man is for playing there.

    Poor guy.

    Let him retire in peace.

  2. Notice how no one on the Vikings ever retires? We don’t have old-washed up players on our team.

    We have all young, fast, mature and highly intelligent players.

  3. Lots of other ways to make money than playing football. Maybe he should focus on a new career that might be more lucrative than taking a relatively small contract. Play the game for the fun and the competition, if it’s about money then find something better to do to make more money without the physical peril, and with his fame and legacy that shouldn’t be hard to develop.

  4. The man is more valuable to the team as a player/coach than new blood might be. I’d love to have him back next season. He belongs here.

  5. What is up with the vikings trolls bashing the packers all the time? It’s the equivalent of someone winning $50.00 on a scratch off lottery ticket and then rubbing it in Bill Gates face.

  6. C Wood is a first ballot HOF player. Made everyone around him want to play better and make the big play. He gave everything he had to help this team win the Super Bowl, and now, he is a champion forever. If this is it, congrats to Mr Woodson for an amazing career on the field and good luck to you in the future!

  7. Vikings fans are jealous of any franchise that has even sniffed success that’s why you see there trolls on every post. When you haven’t seen a superbowl in almost 4 decades mental stability goes out the window

  8. The Raiders already said they would resign him. He surely can’t expect at his age, that he would get any big money. The Raiders were the only team even interested in him.
    At his age, he should be lucky that Any team would give him a chance. I’m sure his contract would be a lot better than being unemployed, and he would be doing what he loves. Perhaps he realizes that his body just can’t take the toll of another year. He could always stick around and coach some of the DBs etc…. Hayden can use a lot of tutoring, after the Eagles made him look stupid, he never returned to another game. Another McKenzie great.

  9. Yeah… he mustve hated green bay and really been mentally ill for playing there.

    But im sure he feels better about it after looking at his ring.

  10. I hope he is being realistic. Guys his age that are still in the NFL are usually Kickers, Punters, and Quarterbacks…not defensive backs.

    I think he can still play, but obviously he’s not the same guy he was in his prime. His experience and work ethic make up for that loss of a step and he still tackles well enough to play safety.

    I wouldn’t mind having him on the Ravens to play alongside Matt Elam at SS, but the Ravens need a bit more speed at FS to roam. Not sure if Woodson is that guy. Elam could learn a lot from playing alongside him.

  11. Charles Woodson has his Super Bowl ring. He got it while playing for the 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers. He has a league MVP award. He has nothing more to prove.

    Why would he want to tarnish his image by finishing out his career with a perennial loser like the Raiders? (Of course, the Raiders have World Championship titles too, unlike the bottom-feeding Minnesota Vikings).

  12. Charles Woodson. Great Packer. 1 mind. 1 goal. 1 heartbeat. 1 more game. May have been the best post-game speech ever.

    Just another memorable chapter in Packer lore. Lonely at the top.

  13. Let him retire in peace?
    He will he has a ring, hiesman, n MVP
    Let him play one more year raiders have the money give him what he wants
    I will always remember that 24 in silver black

  14. I don’t get this logic.
    The right numbers?
    What, 3 mil vs. 2 mil…13 mil vs. 11 mil…
    or nothing.

  15. I agree with many here. Woody should be resigned for the leadership role he brings to a young undisiplined team more than his overall skills. He’ maybe 80% of what he once was, but IMO, Woody at 80% is still better than alot of the DBs in the leauge. Resign him Reggie!!!

  16. What are we talking in numbers? For one year….a franchise number? A little more than last year? He might as well be hired as a coach otherwise.

  17. Woodson will be re-signed by the Raiders. The head coach wants him, the fans want him, and he wants to be there. If Mark Davis and Reggie McKenzie screw it up, the fans will never forgive them.

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