A little over three years ago Charles Woodson said his farewell to Raider Nation as a player. ESPN wasted no time in scooping up the charismatic future Hall of Famer for a desk job. It’s the job he was destined to do. Today he said goodbye to ESPN and thank you.
CWood didn’t say whether it was him leaving or ESPN letting him go, but I’d venture to say it was the former. Hard to imagine ESPN not renewing his contract when he will be headed to Canton in a couple years. Woodson was sure to say “I’ll see you next season somewhere. Stay tuned.”
A great many Raiders fans would love it if this meant he was getting into coaching. It seems more likely he has another television gig lined up. Tony Romo is the hottest on-air NFL talent right now and he calls games for CBS which has rights to the Super Bowl as well as weekly games. Could we see CWood calling games from the booth next season? It might be a way to allow him to stay closer to California and his winery.
Either way, good luck to Charles Woodson. Wherever his career takes him next.