Even with James Jones very likely to leave via free agency, the Packers still have a surplus of quality wide receivers.
Greg Jennings is in the prime of an underrated career. Jordy Nelson exploded in the Super Bowl and is ready for a bigger role. Second round pick Randall Cobb is a versatile threat that will be a factor on gameday.
Throw in Jermichael Finley’s ability to line up wide, and there has been some discussion in Green Bay about where Donald Driver fits into the mix. The 13-year veteran says he’s not going anywhere.
“I have two years left on my contract; I want to play those two years out – as a starter,” Driver told Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Driver, 36, spent two months in a boot this offseason because of a high ankle sprain suffered in the Super Bowl. His regular season production fell under 600 yards for the first time since 2001. At 36, it’s fair to wonder just how productive he can be.
Folks have counted out Driver too early before. In his second season as a starter, he only gained 621 yards with two scores. Many thought he was a one-year wonder. He responded with six straight 1,000-yard campaigns.
“I think I’ve earned that respect to be the starter,” said Driver. “I earned my spot as a starter. I was on pace to have a good game at the Super Bowl; unfortunately I ended up getting hurt.”
We’re not sure it really matters if Driver or Nelson is the official starter. Both will play a ton.
These are the sort of “problems” only very good teams have.