The end of the Charles Woodson era is finally here for the Raiders – with 18 spectacular seasons in the books, No. 24 has officially played his last NFL game. He retires as one of the most decorated defenders in football history, but even more than that, one of the most respected players to ever step foot on the gridiron.
Much of that respect was on display as he played his final game – here is just some of the praise that Woodson received on social media on Sunday:
Covering Charles Woodson final game. Asked Darrelle Revis his take: "Charles was one of the most electrifying players of our generation."— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) January 3, 2016
Asked Richard Sherman about Charles Woodson: "His overall consistency stands out...He's shown how great an impact a DB can have."— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) January 3, 2016
Congrats on a brilliant career, Charles Woodson. One of the truly great defensive players of his era.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 4, 2016