Driver: Favre’s legacy not in jeopardy

July 15th, 2009 – 10:26 AM by Judd Zulgad

Green Bay wide receiver Donald Driver disagrees with those who feel Brett Favre’s legacy as a Packer will be damaged if the quarterback returns to play for the Vikings.

“My own opinion is that his legacy is not going to be tarnished by anything,” Driver told Sirius NFL Radio. “He’s going to be able to still retire as a Green Bay Packer. I don’t think anyone will ever wear the No. 4 jersey in Green Bay ever again. It would not hurt him. I think when you love the game as much as he loves it, [if] you’re going to go somewhere else and play, then you’re going to go somewhere else and play. And that’s one thing we don’t have control over. We don’t have control over our careers. Sometimes you play with a team for a certain amount of years and they let you go and you still feel like you can play, you’re going to go out and play and that doesn’t matter where it’s at.”

Driver said he keeps in touch with Favre and the two have discussed the fact that Favre’s desire is to join one of the Packers’ arch-rivals. Driver admits he hopes Favre doesn’t end up in Minnesota but that’s because he feels the Vikings lack a “top-line” quarterback.

“It all depends on how he’s feeling,” Driver said when asked about Favre’s potential impact. “I think that’s the biggest thing. I think he still loves the game. He still wants to go out there and play. And when you have that love for the game, I don’t care how your arm feels or how everything else feels, you’re going to go out there and play. And I know that he’s a warrior. He’s going to go out there week in and week out and give his best even though he may not feel up to his best.”

Driver made it clear that if Favre does end up with the Vikings that he’s going to see if his friend will give him a jersey. That’s right, a member of the Packers might want to hang a Vikings jersey in his office.

“Hey, I’ll take them all,” Driver said of getting a Favre jersey. ”That’s one thing about it when it’s all said and done, he’s still going to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in the National Football League.” 

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