Green Bay receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings both acknowledged in the locker room following Saturday’s loss to the 49ers that they might have played their last games with the Packers.
The 37-year-old Driver caught just eight passes in 2012, and it’s hard to envision him being back with the Packers or any NFL team next year. He acknowledged after the game that it might be time for him to move on to another phase of his career.
“I’m hoping that this relationship won’t end, but if it does, you know, I’ve gotten close to a lot of guys on this team, and I’m going to continue to be friends with everyone on this team and I’m going to move on to the second chapter of my career, whatever that may be,” Driver said.
The 29-year-old Jennings becomes an unrestricted free agent in March, and he may have to accept that the Packers are moving on with younger receivers Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson as their top three receivers.
“It’s been great — I love this organization, but the reality is that there will probably be some changes made,” Jennings said. “Hopefully I’m here, if not I’m ready to move wherever. . . . I love this organization, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else, but if I have to that’s what I’m ready to do.”
Driver has spent his entire 14-year career with the Packers, and Jennings has spent all of his seven NFL years in Green Bay. At this point, it seems unlikely that either of them will be back.