Aaron Rodgers knows there will be some turnover on both sides of the ball, but one guy he doesn’t want to see leave is safety Charles Woodson. Woodson has been the heart and soul of the Packers defense, game day and in the locker room.
Rodgers credits Woodson with the development of the young defensive backs, and doesn’t think you could get a better football mind in the defensive backfield.
"I know he is under contract and that he is an important part of our football team," Rodgers said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I think he adds a lot. He is still playing at a really high level. He's very intelligent and sets a good example in preparation.
He's always watching film. He did a great job, especially, with guys like Sam Shield and Tramon (Williams), a couple of years back. He kind of took them under his wing. Now Tramon is carrying on that tradition.
"Having his presence around the locker room really helps, setting an example for the young guys. It helps me out, as far as being the leader."
"I really don't like talking for other players," Rodgers said. "Especially when money is involved. That gets a little dicey. That is something they would have to work out.
"I have said this before about other players. I don't think you get better by taking from the whole, taking a core guy. And I think he is a core guy."