The Denver Broncos lost in the AFC Playoffs last season at a time no one thought they would or should have. It’s that bitter taste in their mouths that has the team making an aggressive offseason push to make a run at a Super Bowl, adding veterans like Wes Welker and drafting pieces like Montee Ball to make the offense better. But the Broncos aren’t forgetting about their defensive secondary and are reaching out to meet with free agent defensive back Charles Woodson.
Got a great scoop today. Broncos continue to make aggressive moves toward a Super Bowl, kicking the tires on Charles Woodson tomorrow.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) May 14, 2013
It was the Broncos secondary that did them in last season as Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens torched the unit late in the AFC Divisional Round matchup and came out of Denver with a huge win. Woodson isn’t adding youth if he’s signed, rather he’s bringing veteran swagger that the Broncos have been chasing all offseason long.
No deal is being floated publicly at the moment, but the two sides are a match and it would be shocking of Woodson left Denver without a contract. He says he’s willing to play for anyone but not everyone is looking to give big minutes to an aging star. But the Broncos seem to be very motivated to do this very thing which means Woodson won’t pass up a chance to play for the Broncos of the two sides start batting their lashes at one another.
A lot can happen and it may end up that Woodson doesn’t mesh with the Broncos system. But it’s a mature system that is trying to win now with veterans, and that’s an environment Woodson can thrive in.
So far only a few teams have shown interest in the former Defensive Player of the Year, which lends even more to the theory that Woodson and teh Broncos are meant to be.