Vikings Reportedly Interested in Donald Driver

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Donald Driver

Donald Driver

Donald Driver‘s Green Bay Packers career appears to be over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his football career is. Fox 11 is reporting the Minnesota Vikings are interested in Driver.

This should not surprise you. The Minnesota Vikings have a long history of recycling Packers retreads.

There was a report last week that Driver was leaning toward retirement and he’s repeatedly said he wants to play his entire career in Green Bay. However, Driver is a free agent. If some team wants to throw a bunch of money at a 38-year-old receiver, he’d probably be tempted to take it.

Hell, Greg Jennings is also a free agent. The Vikings may as well sign him too and try to recreate the 2007 Packers. Maybe they can get Brett Favre back out of retirement! And where’s Ahman Green?

Seriously though, we’re guessing this is a ploy on the part of Team Driver. Driver has appeared on Fox 11’s “Inside the Huddle” for quite a while and this could be his agent giving them a “scoop” just to help drum up interest in his client.

Driver is certainly playing along.

“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,” Driver told FOX 11 two weeks ago. “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.”

Frankly, we wouldn’t doubt if Team Driver wasn’t trying to force the Packers’ hand again. The Packers couldn’t cut Driver after he won Dancing With the Stars or the fan base would have had a shit fit. Kind of like if Driver signed with the Vikings…

Something doesn’t smell quite right, but we’re going to bet the Packers have already moved on.

I’m sorry hoss, it’s time to hang up the cleats. Time to come to grips with that.

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10 Comments on "Vikings Reportedly Interested in Donald Driver"

  1. Chris

    Wow is it ever hilarious that the Vikes just never get it. I will go with the notion that the vikes are truly interested. They make a habit of signing over the hill Packers. And time after time after time it may give them a short spurt of success, but it leads to a huge setback cuz they never end up developing any young talent in a young man’s game.
    We are so lucky to have a front office that recognizes the need to stay young.
    I love Driver. One of my 2-3 fav Packers of all time. But as hard as it is to say, its time to move on. Will miss him in so many ways. But, if he wants to play, and the vikes are dumb enough to set themselves back on another declining Packer, have at it.
    Rock on!

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  3. Dave

    if 80 didn’t learn anything from 4 and is actually entertaining this, I can’t help but lose a little respect for him. Love the guy, but be smart about this, “We’ll never forget you Ronald” may soon be in store

  4. icebowl

    Would really hate to have to add a

    SCREW #80 DRIVER

    to my collection to complement my

    BUCK #4 BRETT t-shirt.

  5. Abe Frohman

    For me, It’s not THAT Brent went to Minnesota, it’s the how and why. I wouldn’t like seeing Drive in purple, but it would not have nearly the sting that seeing #4 did because of Favre’s motivation and deceit. This is a business after all. If we don’t want Driver any longer, I wouldn’t begrudge him employment.

    To save the counter attack: the how was lying to the Jets about retirement, after lying to the Packers about retirement. They why was “to stick it to the Packers twice a year” If Brent just wanted to keep playing (as Driver may wish to), he would have stayed in NY where he could continue sexting Jenn Sterger. Mangini named his kid after him, after all! He had it made.

  6. mxz600

    Agreed Abe…..If he wants to still play…God bless him, i sense no bitterness with him, or the Packers. The thing is..with the Packers, in the 2010 season, he averaged 37ypg, in 11, he averaged 25 yards per game, in 12, he averaged 5.5 ypg…..He can still contribute, but just not for Green Bay. At 38, he’s in great shape, If he wants to play more, thats cool with me….But when he comes back and plays in Green Bay…At 1/2 time, lets put him up in the Ring of Honor…..He’s earned it in every way he could, as a player, and a man.

  7. NDPackerFan

    Donald Driver has decided to retire a Packer!!! Retirement party is Feb. 6th. Thanks for the memories Donald!!!

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