Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, 36, said he plans to play until he’s 40 and that unbeaten Green Bay will “let everybody chase us while we chase something greater.”
“Once you get there once, you want to be there again,” Driver said of another run to the Super Bowl on the Cover Two Podcast with NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks.
Driver said that he tore a muscle in his lower leg in Sunday’s victory over Denver, but he will play this week at Atlanta when the Packers plan to beat the Falcons in the Georgia Dome for a second straight time.
As for retirement being a few more years down the road: “An idol of mine was Jerry [Rice]. He played until he was 42. I feel like I’m playing at a high level.”
Also on the podcast, we discuss why — and why not — the Vikings should change quarterbacks, if the Lions are for real, and we look at the hits and misses of the 2009 NFL Draft class. Brooks also hands out some early season awards. You’ll be surprised at who he says is the NFL’s MVP.