He won a Lombardi Trophy in 2011. In 2012, he may be hoisting a trophy that would cause Lombardi to question what the hell’s going on out here.
Packers receiver Donald Driver, who may not be a Packer much longer, may soon by the next champion on Dancing with the Stars.
Driver’s push to the final three, where he’ll square off against two (more) people I’ve never heard of, continues the run of success by current and former football players on the show, with Emmitt Smith and Hines Ward winning and Jerry Rice, Jason Taylor, and Warren Sapp finishing in second place. (I had to look that up. Seriously, I did.)
Driver’s success comes at a time when rumors are rampant that the Packers may not want him back for 2012, when he’s due to earn a base salary of $2.6 million. Driver’s absence from the offseason program surely isn’t helping his cause, especially since he’s now guaranteed to miss at least some of the team’s Organized Team Activities, which start next week.
So, yeah, it’s not looking good for Driver in Green Bay. But maybe if he gets cut he’ll find a home with two of his former head coaches in Miami, where Brandon Marshall is gone and the depth chart is topped by Davone Bess and Brian Hartline.