Well, no one said Champ Bailey was a prognosticator.
Woodson reportedly signed a one-year deal worth well over the veteran minimum. The incentive-laden, $4.3 million deal comes with a $1.8 million base salary that includes a $700,000 signing bonus, ESPN reports.
Woodson would have been a perfect fit as a strong safety in pass coverage for the Broncos, a potential solution to the Broncos' annual problem defending the league's elite tight ends. Signing Woodson would have added another veteran leader to Denver's secondary. It would have added a playmaker.
Instead, Woodson's decision reunites him with the team and city that drafted him, where he's enormously popular to this day. In fact, a few hundred
insane asylum escapees Raiders fans even gathered outside Oakland headquarters to greet Woodson during his visit, a movement organized in part by SB Nation sister site Silver and Black Pride.
Beside money and fan adoration, business may have played a factor in Woodson's decision. Signing with Oakland brings him closer to his winery in Napa Valley.
But let's be honest - it brings him farther from his next Super Bowl ring. And a player who makes that kind of decision -- one about the money, and where his agent reportedly doesn't inform the Broncos that his client will be playing elsewhere -- doesn't belong on the Denver Broncos anyway.
Updated 9:35 p.m.