Charles Woodson is an NFL rarity: A 14-year veteran who still plays at an elite level.
Woodson's ability to retain his skill-set is likely a leading reason the cornerback wants to return for a 15th season in 2011. If you're curious how many more years he envisions himself on the football field, Woodson will tell you that's up to the Green Bay Packers to decide.
"I don't know," Woodson told AnnArbor.com this past weekend. "As many as they'll have me in Green Bay."
Woodson won his first Super Bowl title with the Packers last season, but he wasn't able to be on the field to seal the victory over the Steelers after breaking his collarbone late in the first half.
The seven-time Pro Bowl selection, 34, said the collar bone "feels fine" and he anticipates he will be ready for a new season, whenever that might be. He finished 2010 with 92 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles.
Woodson was in Ann Arbor, Mich., for his annual charity event. Woodson is no stranger to Ann Arbor, where was a standout player for the Michigan Wolverines, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1997.
No matter what happens going forward, Woodson will cherish his championship run with Green Bay forever.
"It's a thing where from now on, for the rest of history, I'll be a champion, always looked at as a champion," he said. "That says it all."