According to a report from FOX 11 Sports in Green Bay, the Vikings are interested in signing the Packers’ all-time leading receiver Donald Driver.
Driver will turn 38 on Feb. 2, and is an unrestricted free agent after spending all 14 of his NFL seasons in Green Bay.
Driver has a close working relationship with the news outlet reporting the story, having hosted the “Inside the Huddle” show at that station for nearly a decade. The report didn’t cite specific sources, instead stating that they’ve “learned” that the Vikings have an interest in Driver, should he decide not to retire.
“I think I could go to any team and be either their No. 1 or No. 2 guy and be solid for another three years,” Driver told FOX 11 two weeks ago. “The question is, do I want to see myself in another uniform? Will my family want to see that? If nobody wants to see it, at the end of the day, it will still be a tough decision because I’ve always said I only want to wear that green and gold and nothing else.”
A week ago, USA Today reported that Driver was leaning toward retirement.
However, Driver has stated repeatedly over the past year that he’d like to play until he’s 40 years old, which would mean a couple more seasons in the NFL. That potential opportunity to do so would not be with the Packers considering that Driver was rarely used this season, catching only eight passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns.