Although Packers receiver Donald Driver is 37 years old and appears to be slowing down, he doesn’t sound like he has any doubt that he’ll be playing in Green Bay this season.
Driver said on ESPN Radio that he believes he has another year or two with the Packers, and then he’ll retire.
“I’ll be in Green Bay. I’m not going anywhere,” Driver said, via ESPNMilwaukee.com. “I’ve always said I want to retire as a Packer, I think the organization knows that, so we’re going to come together. We’re going to make a decision. One, two more years, and then I’ll put my cleats on the shelf and sit back in Dallas and relax. It’s family.”
Driver’s current contract calls for him to get a $1.5 million roster bonus on the first day of training camp and a $2.6 million salary that, because he’s a vested veteran, would be guaranteed if he’s on the roster for Week One, and he’s just not worth that kind of money anymore. But Driver’s agent, Jordan Woy, has said they’re in touch about restructuring the deal, and Driver doesn’t sound like a man who’s going to balk at taking a pay cut.
So Driver is likely to remain in Green Bay. Even though, at this point, he’s no better than their fifth-best receiver.