Earlier this week, the San Diego Chargers announced that they signed veteran running back Danny Woodhead to a two-year contract extension. Up until now, the numbers for the contract were not released.
Today, the Chargers revealed the details of the contract, and it sure seems that Woodhead got a mighty fine deal.
Danny Woodhead two-year extension worth $7.25 million, including $3 million signing bonus, salaries of $750,000, $1.5 million, $2 million
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 28, 2014
When the Chargers signed Woodhead to the extension, General Manager Tom Telesco explained that he is an integral part of the organization:
Danny is an integral part of our offense. His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.
Woodhead broke onto the NFL scene when he put in three years of impressive work with the joined the New England Patriots. Prior to last season, the Chargers scooped up Woodhead in hopes of providing a spark on offense.
Woodhead’s first year in a Chargers uniform was arguably his best yet. By season’s end Woodhead had compiled an impressive 1,034 all-purpose yards along with six touchdowns.
Woodhead seemingly made play after play down the stretch for the Chargers, fighting for extra yards, diving for crucial first downs, and seemingly being an always open target for Philip Rivers.
With his future in San Diego set, Woodhead can no look forward to improving his skill set and helping the Chargers win. If he is able to keep up his workload, he could be a sleeper in fantasy leagues as well.