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07:59 AM ET 01.30 | Green Bay's all-time leading receiver, Donald Driver, may wind up crossing over to the purple side. FOX 11 has learned that the Minnesota Vikings would have an interest in the 37-year-old free agent wide receiver if he does not decide to retire. The question is whether or not Driver wants to play for another team, much less a hated division rival after 14 years with the Packers. The Packers have given no indication they have a desire to sign Driver, but he has been reluctant to consider going to another team for fear of tarnishing his Packers legacy. However, he has not ruled it out completely. "I think I could go to any team and be either their number one or number two guy and be solid for another three years," Driver told FOX 11 two weeks ago.

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January 30, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Do You Need A Putter Too, Bros?

January 30, 2013  08:12 AM ET

37 and injury prone............yeah, sounds like the Vikings.

January 30, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

37 and injury prone............yeah, sounds like the Vikings.

He'd be on par with a healthy Michael Jenkins.

January 30, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Seems like the vikings like washed up packers.

January 30, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He'd be on par with a healthy Michael Jenkins.

No doubt, but it's easier for young receivers to make an impact and the transition. That money would be better spent elsewhere unless they're looking for intel and/or a good locker room guy. Then if the price is right, it might make sense.

January 30, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Are the Vikes interested in someone to throw the ball to Driver, too?

January 30, 2013  09:10 AM ET

It's time to retire.

January 30, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Are the Vikes interested in someone to throw the ball to Driver, too?

No, just WRs... ;^)

January 30, 2013  09:33 AM ET

They can probably pick him for little Money!

January 30, 2013  09:51 AM ET

If Driver thinks he has another year or two left in him, why wouldn't he go to a team that actually has a shot at a SB? I know the Vikings made the playoffs but only because of Peterson's phenomenal year. If they lose AP, they're right back down with Detroit.

January 30, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If Driver thinks he has another year or two left in him, why wouldn't he go to a team that actually has a shot at a SB?

Well, he's already got a ring, so that's not as much of an incentive as say, Gonzales or Randy Moss.

But yeah, why would he go to a team that's maybe a 50-50 chance to even make the playoffs next season?

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January 30, 2013  12:24 PM ET

Driver would not move the needle for the Vikes. They need to do thier homework for the draft and hit some homeruns. If Harvin could figure out how to defeat his headaches and ankle sprains...that would help as well.

January 30, 2013  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Seems like the vikings like washed up packers.

Yea, Favre had arguably his best season of his career as a Viking. Longwell was money in purple and Sharper was pretty solid. Yup, washed up! What's weird is they all wanted to play for Minnesota.

January 30, 2013  02:04 PM ET

One thing DD will not do is betray Packer fans; he is no Brett Favre.

It's not completely out of the question that he signs with another team, but my guess is that he retires and the Packers organization offers him some sort of marketing or apprenticeship position with the team to keep him involved with the organization.

January 30, 2013  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yea, Favre had arguably his best season of his career as a Viking. Longwell was money in purple and Sharper was pretty solid. Yup, washed up! What's weird is they all wanted to play for Minnesota.

Or you could look at it this way... Minnesota was, and still is, trying to convert members of the Jedi Council into a Sith Lords.

January 30, 2013  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yea, Favre had arguably his best season of his career as a Viking. Longwell was money in purple and Sharper was pretty solid. Yup, washed up! What's weird is they all wanted to play for Minnesota.

Favre had his best seasons under Holmgren. There's no doubt he had a terrific season with Minny but his best? That would be the seasons he went to Super Bowls and won MVPs. Not really arguable. As far as wanting to play for Minnesota they wanted to play for the team that would pay them the most money, and that happened to be the Vikings. Except for Favre. He wanted to play for the Vikings so he could stick it to GB. Childish and petty but that's how he chose to end his career.

January 30, 2013  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Favre had his best seasons under Holmgren. There's no doubt he had a terrific season with Minny but his best? That would be the seasons he went to Super Bowls and won MVPs. Not really arguable. As far as wanting to play for Minnesota they wanted to play for the team that would pay them the most money, and that happened to be the Vikings. Except for Favre. He wanted to play for the Vikings so he could stick it to GB. Childish and petty but that's how he chose to end his career.

Youre right, In the End it was all about him!

 
January 30, 2013  05:28 PM ET

I think it's funny that Packer fans thought Favre was the second coming. Up until he decided to play for MN.
Here's a little advice to DD, if you want to feel the Packer fans love forever and not do what YOU want to in YOUR life, then I suggest you retire.

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