It’s not THE Hall of Fame call, but it’s A Hall of Fame call.
Former Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver will be inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.
He joins Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan in the class and that’s a pretty solid class.
.@BadgerMBB HC Bo Ryan and #Packers WR @Donald_Driver80 announced as the 2016 class of Wisc. Athletic Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/FsLBYX3VRV
— Drew Smith (@DrewSmithSports) October 27, 2015
The induction ceremony will be held April 30 in Milwaukee.
We imagine that Driver will soon be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, as well, especially since they got that Brett Favre nonsense out of the way.
Driver is the all-time leading receiver in Packers history, with 1,143 receptions and 10,137 yards.
While we know there are some of you out there who think that makes Driver the greatest receiver in the history of the Packers, we’re all about education.
So that’s why were going to once again, point out the fact that he’s not. You know, we don’t want you walking around saying things that make you look ignorant like a Vikings fan.
That list goes like this.
- Don Hutson
- James Lofton
- Sterling Sharpe
- Donald Driver (maybe)
We’d listen to a case for Sharpe being No. 2 over Lofton, but that’s about it.
Driver’s numbers are about longevity. At no time was he dominant like those other three guys were. Not to mention No. 1 and 2 are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Driver will not be joining that fraternity.
This honor is well-deserved, though.
I still have the “what if’s” about Sterling. He woulda had a great, great career baring that injury, and I believe the Packers would have had at least one more S.B. with him in the lineup.
^agreed. People forget how good Sharpe was back in the day. It was him and Jerry rice as #1a and 1b in the nfl in the first half of the 90s
Sharpe was a moster
Sharpe was a monster, but it was his injury that really allowed Favre to evolve into the Super Bowl winning quarterback he became. Once Sterling was gone, Brett started going through his progressions.
Pretty sure Favre would’ve been able to manage that just fine, with his talent and knowledge of the game and the assistance of Holmgren and Mooch. He was still a raw QB when Sharpe went down and reading Ds and progressions usually take more time than most any other standard QB assignments.
Hombre’s point is actually spot on, this has been discussed in many circles. Sharpe was in a way, Favre’s security blanket, once Sharpe had to retire, Favre learned to utilize all the talent around him which i believe helped him mature and progress as a QB. As a matter of fact, Favre’s first Pro Bowl was the season after Sharpe retired. Sharpe’s ypc was actually better before Favre got there, catching balls mostly from Don Majkowski. A lot of Sharpe’s catches under Favre were posession type catches. Sharpe was strong and nobody was better at it than Sharpe. Sharpe was thee perfect receiver for Favre at the time.
Davante reminds me a lot of Sterling.
Davante looks like a young Jerry Rice, I mean physically, the face, the body type. Hopefully like Rice the light bulb comes on.
I saw Lofton and Sterling pretty much in their primes, and Sterling was the better receiver. In my mind, Sterling was one of the best WRs to ever play and changed the position.
Before Sterling, no WR had ever had two 100 catch seasons in their career. Then Sterling had two in a row, proving that a bulky WR could be durable enough to get that many touches. Nowadays, WRs get 100 catches all the time.
Watching Sterling run was like watching poetry.
“I am the only person in the NFL Hall of Fame who is not even the best football player in my family,” Shannon Sharpe.