Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is set to be a free agent this offseason at 38-years-old. Driver was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft and he has played every game of his career at Lambeau since. Unfortunately, all things must come to an end it looks like Driver will be wearing different colors in 2013.
Early reports indicated that Driver was leaning towards retirement, but NFL teams are interested in his services and he could return for another season or more.
“I think I could go to any team and be either their No. 1 or No. 2 guy and be solid for another three years,” said Driver. “The question is, do I want to see myself in another uniform? Will my family want to see that?
“If nobody wants to see it, at the end of the day it will still be a tough decision because I’ve always said I only want to wear that green and gold, and nothing else.”
One team that is interested in the veteran wideout is his division rival — the Minnesota Vikings.
FOX 11 Sports in Green Bay passed along the news that the Vikings were interested in Driver. Strangely enough, Driver has worked with the station for the past few years, so some, like Evan Silva of Pro Football Talk, are suggesting that the receiver or his agent could have fed the rumor to FOX 11.
That would make sense if Driver was looking to create a market.
We will have to see if he decides to suit up for another NFL franchise next season, but if he decides to join a team like Minnesota, it will be interesting to see how the Packers fan base responds when he returns to Lambeau.
Hey, it couldn’t be any worse than the reception Brett Favre received when he showed up wearing the purple and yellow.