Packers WR Donald Driver to Retire From NFL

Donald Driver and Rodgers

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver will retire after 14 seasons in the NFL. Driver has been with the Packers for his entire career. He will publically announce his retirement next week at Lambeau Field. He’s been contemplating retirement for some time now. There were rumors after last year that he would retire, but he elected to play one more year.

“I played my entire career in Green Bay and have always enjoyed a special bond with the fans,” Driver said. “I can think of no better way to retire than to celebrate with them and the Packers organization.”

 

Donald Driver is currently holds the record for receptions and receiving yards in Packers history. He’s last great year was 2009, despite making the Pro Bowl in 2010 for the fourth time. Since 2009, he hasn’t made that much of an impact for the Green Bay Packers. He hasn’t eclipse 545 yards in a season since then. He and Aaron Rodgers just weren’t as powerful as many thought they would be together. However, Driver will be known for his years with Brett Favre. Driver had five 1,000 yard seasons with Brett Favre at the helm and was Favre’s favorite receiver next to Javon Walker.

The big question to me is whether or not you can give Driver a chance for the hall of fame. I’m not sold on his chance of being inducted to the Hall of Fame. It’s much harder to get into the Hall of Fame for wide receivers than it used to be, and if it’s hard for Cris Carter to get inducted, I find it nearly impossible for Driver to get in.

 

Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that Donald Driver will always be remembered by Green Bay Packers fans.

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