Aaron Rodgers Calls Ex-Raider Charles Woodson Best Defender He Ever Faced

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has faced a multitude of impressive defensive players in his 14-year NFL career. During a recent interview in Lake Tahoe with NBC Sports NFL Analyst Chris Simms, he was asked which defensive player he's feared the most during his career. 

"It's Charles Woodson," Rodgers said. "I got to go against him in practice for years. Nobody had better instincts, could bait quarterbacks better than him, more talent, ball skills, coverage ability, smart little nuances of the position. He's the best. By far."

Rodgers was a teammate of Woodson with the Green Bay Packers from 2006-12, and they helped lead the Pack to a Super Bowl victory in 2010. He grew a particular appreciation for Woodson during his time practicing against the cornerback while they were both in Green Bay.

"Charles dominated in a way I never saw anybody dominate before. The 2009 season, one of the greatest seasons I've ever seen," Rodgers said. "What he did on defense, impacting the game, I've never seen a player impact the game that way until…"

The former MVP QB also doesn't feel that Woodson has exhausted all of his ability on the field.

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"He could probably still play today, he's in that kinda shape you know," Rodgers told Simms.

Woodson has in the past denied that he has any intention of returning to the NFL, but Raider Nation would no doubt be excited to see that No. 24 jersey back on the field in the Silver and Black.

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