Danny Woodhead’s 2016 season ended before it even got started. Danny Woodhead went down in the Chargers week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was taken down awkwardly by Telvin Smith. You can see the full injury sequence down below.
The media were informed over the last couple of weeks with news that Danny Woodhead’s recovery is six-weeks ahead of schedule and will be ready to start the 2017 season. Danny Woodhead is set to become a free agent in March and it will be interesting what his market will look like as he is an aging 32-year old running back who is coming off ACL surgery. The market could be limited.
Since joining the Chargers Danny Woodhead became a valuable weapon on offense and has helped Philip Rivers out in the passing as a receiving back. In 2015, Danny Woodhead had a line of 80-755-6 (receptions, yards and touchdowns) and to go along with that he rushed for 336 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. After ACL injury and the full development of Melvin Gordon as an every down back, Woodhead could be looked at for a limited role in the Chargers rushing game in 2017.