Donald Driver: Packer for Life?
When Donald Driver tweeted that he’d be a “packer for life”, speculation around the Internet and Twitter grew rampant. Did Driver just re-work his contract? Had he been released and will be retiring at the end of the year?
Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com spoke to Driver’s agent, Jordan Woy, who stated that, “the Packers have always wanted Driver back.”
He went on to add,
“He has been busy with the DWTS show and the team knows that. I discussed deal structure with the team a while ago and we will work out the details once Donald returns to Green Bay.”
This clearly doesn’t put an end to the questions surrounding Driver and Green Bay’s plan for him in 2012. However, upon first glance, it definitely appears as if Driver could be back for another year with the Packers.
This is certainly a bit puzzling because of the depth at wide receiver that Green Bay is already blessed with. Without Driver, the Packers still have Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones and youngsters like Dale Moss and Tori Gurley. So, with all this younger talent, where does Driver exactly fit in?
The honest truth is that he doesn’t fit in, and unless Green Bay plans on making him a coach for the foreseeable future, using a roster spot on him seems like quite the waste. We all have to say goodbye to the players we love at some point, and now is the time for Driver.Follow @MatthewJStein