Donald Driver went through one of the most awkward transitions in NFL history back in 2008 but, five years and a Super Bowl championship later the 14-year-veteran is hanging his Green Bay Packers cleats up for good.
Driver made plenty of highlight reel catches during his time with the Pack and those plays will never be forgotten however, his luminescent personality will be missed in Green Bay forever. A smile that could be spotted from a mile away is definitely going to missed along those sidelines but, he did get a little too comfortable on the disabled list.
He caught just two receptions in his last two months of play and was a shell of himself due to injuries during the latter part of his career.
At the end of the day he still remains the Packers all-time leader in receptions, receiving touchdowns and receiving yards. In a league of constant mix-up and free agency Driver spent all of his 14 years as a Packer and will without a doubt be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.
The green number 80 will no be sported by anyone else as it would be a travesty to not have his number retired upon seasons end.
Coming into the league as a seventh round pick he was not expected to do much but, his connection with Brett Favre magical and the bond was immediately formed–two hooked up for 36 touchdowns over an eight year span.
In my mind the tandem will go down as one of the most compatible as Favre also called Driver his security blanket as number 80 didn’t drop too many thrown his way–Aaron Rodgers would know that much.