Danny Woodhead’s Contract Details w/ Chargers

Dec 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (39) is congratulated by quarterback Tom Brady (right) after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers won 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

So here are the contract details for the San Diego Chargers newest runningback:

Overall terms: 2 years, $3.5 million ($1 million guaranteed)
Signing bonus: $1 million
2013 base salary: $750,000 (non-guarnateed)
2014 base salary: $1.75 million (non-guaranteed)

Tell me why the New England Patriots didn’t re-sign him again? The answer definitely wasn’t the money! I know his numbers dropped a bit, but it wasn’t too bad. He’s only 28 years old. Maybe he doesn’t run the 40 at 4.33-seconds anymore, but dang!

Anybody else want to come to San Diego with that bargain basement deal? Eric Winston? Brandon Moore? Max Starks? Just come down this way! I am sure we will find a way to get you involved!

I just became an even bigger fan of Danny Woodhead. Is it wrong that Danny Woodhead is already one of my favorite players and he hasn’t done a thing yet?

Topics: Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    NE will find his little white clone out their somewhere, UDFA or 6th or 7th round. 5’7 175 lb little white RB from a junior college somewhere in Alaska.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      they always find them. tell me why i want to add Julian Edleman too? Cuz i dont know why. I think i have New England fever or something…. or is it little white dude fever?

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Your getting a case of Hoodyites, He’s making millionares out of regular dudes like me. Good man

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          im cutting off the sleeves on my hoody!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Nice job TT!!! If he fills that gap that Sproles left.. this signing is epic!

  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

    From what I’ve seen so far the Chargers are drafting players based on bargain prices. If these orders are coming from the top, and I suspect they are, this may be the reason AJ couldn’t keep players. With all the new rules like the helmet rule, the game is slowly deteriorating. Kind of like the Padres.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      It may appear that bargain pricing was the rule of the day. I thought so, but I was incorrect. Go google the contracts that the existing Charger players have, i.e. Meachem, Gaither, Battle, . These guys did not come cheap and got a lot of guaranteed money. So, no, it is not a Spanos edict to go cheap. It was an AJ debacle on not spending what he was allowed to spend (however he got there) wisely.
      You can tell they weren’t afraid of spending because we were close to the salary cap. We would have a huge surplus if we were going cheap.

      We are stuck now with a lot of guaranteed money going to non-performers. So TT has to back us out of this mess and then we can move on. Spanos family may be skittish, but they were willing to cut loose. We just signed Cox. He wasn’t really cheap and got a good going rate deal .

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        That’s the smartest comment I’ve ever seen you make, well done.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

          Hey, I believe it was you or maybe the guy that calls me the Vibe Killer that brought this to my attention, so I started looking at what these guys are getting paid. I was shocked.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

        = )

      • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

        What you have said is very true and makes alot of sense. Good post.

  • Joel Garcia


    Here’s a link where Mike McCoy talks about fixing Rivers and maybe finally having a solid number 2 QB.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      Where did he talk about the backup QB? I believe that article you cited (Rap Sheet Rundown) is partially about Mike McCoy but is a summary of a bunch of stuff going on around the NFL.

      The QB section is about these back up QBs making a lot of cash, i.e Cassel, Fitzpatrick, Hasselback.

      • Joel Garcia

        Thanks Vibe killer..

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks


        • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

          lol, man you are priceless! I just choked on my soda from laughing! Bet you were hoping!

          • Joel Garcia

            Aha yes of course ! Tired seeing dirty beared clipboard on the sidelines. lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

            No, I meant me choking!

  • Cgoodness13

    Wow pretty cheap for his talents

  • blu3ny3llow

    I know I’m off topic but I can’t wait til the draft gets here……

    1.Lane Johnson LT
    2.Jamar Taylor CB
    3.David Quessenberry RT
    4.Brandon Jenkins OLB
    5.Kevin Reddick ILB
    6.JJ Wilcox SS
    7. Earl Watford OG

  • nflafc

    I love the excitement that these running backs bring to the sport. Makes me look forward to 3rd downs! Stats can’t measure the intangibles that an athlete brings to the field or locker room, but following are some interesting numbers for this dynamic bunch.

    Ray Rice 5′-8″ 199 lbs., 40 yd. 4.42, bench 23 reps., vertical leap 31.5 in., shuttle 4.20

    LaMichael James 5′-8″ 194 lbs., 40 yd. 4.45, bench 15 reps., vertical leap 35 in., shuttle 4.12

    Darren Sproles 5′-6″ 187 lbs., 40 yd. 4.47, bench 23 reps., vertical leap 33 in., shuttle 3.96

    Danny Woodhead 5′-8″ 200 lbs., 40 yd. 4.33, bench 20 reps., vertical leap 38.5 in., pro agility 4.03.

    Woodhead graduated a math major with a 3.72 GPA.

    I can’t wait to see this bunch light it up again this year.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Love those stats

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