So, as I'm sure you've probably seen by now, Fox 11 in Green Bay has put out a story saying that the Minnesota Vikings have an interest in current (and soon to be former) Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver.
I'm not sure if the English language currently has the words to express just how ridiculous such a thing is.
Driver turns 38 on Saturday. He's been a very good receiver for most of his tenure in Green Bay. . .it would be pretty dishonest to say otherwise. However, Rick Spielman has expressed an interest towards rebuilding with younger players through the draft and younger, lower-level free agents. It makes little to no sense for the Vikings to entertain the thoughts of signing a guy who, as soon as pen hit paper, would be the oldest player on the Minnesota roster.
Also, you'll note that I said for most of his tenure in Green Bay. That's because he basically fell off the face of the earth this season, largely due to being passed by numerous guys on the depth chart. In 2012, Driver had eight catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns in one of the more pass-happy offenses in the NFL. To put that into perspective, that's the same number of receptions as John Carlson had this year (and three fewer than Devin Aromashodu, who caught exactly one pass in the final nine games of the 2012 season), and half as many receiving yards as Toby Gerhart.
No, I really don't think the Vikings are that interested in Donald Driver. I think that the Green Bay media is interested in the Vikings being interested in Donald Driver, but I'm relatively sure that that's where it ends. I would be completely and utterly shocked if such a deal were to happen. Stranger things have happened, I know, but this makes absolutely no sense from any angle that the Vikings could look at it.