Packers reciever Donald Driver announces his retirement
On Thursday’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, fan favorite and long-time Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver announced that he is going to retire after 14 years in the league.
The 37-year-old Driver attended Alcorn State and was selected by the Packers in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft. He finishes his career as the franchises’ all-time leader in receptions and yards with 743 and 10,137, respectively.
Brett Farve is the only player to play more games in a Packers uniform than Driver, who played in 205.
His goal was to play until he was 40 but he took a pay cut to play for Green Bay in the last season of his contract and saw a very limited role in the offense during the season,
ESPN is reporting.
Driver will make a formal announcement of his retirement next week during a ceremony on Wednesday with Packers President/CEO Murphy, General Manager Ted Thompson and Coach Mike McCarthy all expected to attend and speak, according to PackersNews.com.