Charles Woodson needs to just retire
The Green Bay Packers potential Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Charles Woodson was recently released and as much as it would be nice to see Woodson play on another team, he should retire. Not only due to his legacy, but his legacy on the Packers.
Woodson has played on the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, but if he was truly to retire he would retire a Green Bay Packer.
The Packers are where he earned a Super Bowl victory in 2010 and the team where his journey in the NFL should end. What more does Woodson have to prove to the world?
He’s an 8-time Pro Bowler, 7-time All Pro, Defensive player of the year, National Championship winner, Heisman trophy winner and Super Bowl winner. What else does he truly have to accomplish?
He has the ring and the accolades to ensure his enshrinement in Canton. Does he have to go out by struggling to find another team for his services?
The 2012 season showed that he has lost a step, and he can continue in this league as a safety. However Ronde Barber has shown how switching to safety is just to another step to becoming irrelevant in the NFL.
It’s time for Woodson to enjoy his wife and children. It’s time for him to dedicate his efforts to making the best Cabs in Napa Valley, and to finally appreciate all the accomplishments his career has fostered.
Life in the NFL can end at the speed of light, and Woodson is one of the lucky ones to have such a long fruitful career, but you have to let it go eventually. No matter how hard it hurts to give up the opportunity to play in the NFL; be happy you got out with your health and in one piece.