The Chargers announced that they have reached agreement on a two-year contract extension with Danny Woodhead. The versatile veteran’s new contract runs through the 2016 season. Woodhead had one year and $1.75MM left on his deal before today’s extension.
“Danny is an integral part of our offense,” said General Manager Tom Telesco in the press release. “His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.”
Woodhead enjoyed a career year in 2013, recording career highs of 76 catches (second on the team), 605 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. He ranked first among all NFL running backs in touchdown catches and ranked second in receptions and receiving yards. Woodhead also posted 429 rushing yards for a total of 1,034 yards from scrimmage, as well as two rushing touchdowns for a total of eight. Adding in his 262 kickoff return yards, he set another career-high with 1,296 all-purpose yards.
The 29-year-old first broke into the league with the Jets but really found his footing with the Patriots in 2010. Last year was his first with the Bolts and he should have plenty more ahead of him thanks to today’s deal.