Former Green Bay Packers is still on the free agent market despite winning credentials.
Veteran defensive back Charles Woodson is still available on the free agent market, and the former Oakland Raider and Green Bay packer believes his age is the main reason why.
Despite a Super Bowl win to his name and bringing a vast amount of experience that makes him still a productive player in the league, the 36-year is still looking for a team for the 2013 season.
Speaking on NFL AM, the former Heisman trophy winner explained his free agent woes and the reason behind it.
“I’m 36, so of course I’m considered ancient in the game right now, and teams are looking for younger players and trying to make their rosters younger,” Woodson said.
“If you’re an older guy they kind of push you to the side, and they’ll maybe look at you much later on down the road, when I guess they figure they can get you much cheaper.”
Woodson certainly understands that teams will be looking for a cheaper option than him. Despite helping a team in the secondary, the defensive MVP from 2009 will still command a high wage for a single-season contract.
Unless it’s signing for a team that believe Woodson is the final piece to a Super Bowl winning team, very few organisations will be willing to pay a large amount of money for a player that will be around for one season.