Earlier today we mentioned that the Green Bay Packers will have a pretty tough decision to make regarding veteran WR Donald Driver but Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that CB Charles Woodson will have a $4 million bonus that will be due by April.
While a $4 million bonus isn’t all that much by itself, Woodson’s 2012 total contract will reach $11.5 million. Woodson, 35, has been an integral part of the Packers defensive success over the years but his 2011 season was somewhat disappointing. He did manage to tally seven interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble so he’s capable of producing but his coverage is really the question mark.
Still, that kind of money can go pretty far especially when you consider that the Packers are know for locking up star players with team friendly deals. At the top of that list should be Clay Mathews who makes a meager $800,000 next season. You’d have to assume that the Packers will keep Woodson even if it’s at that price because not having him would be more of a problem than just the financial burden.