Yesterday, appearing at the 38th annual Three Harbors Council Boy Scouts Leadership Breakfast in Milwaukee, Donald Driver indicated to reporters that he was willing to take a pay cut to stay with the Packers.
The organization knows what I’ve done on and off the field, and they want to keep me around as long as possible. If that means sitting down and taking pay cuts to stay around, then you take pay cuts to stay around. I’ve always said it’s not about the money for me anymore. What I’m pushing for is for my legacy to stay around in the state of Wisconsin and around the world forever. So the money’s not a big issue.
Driver, who finished the 2011 season with 37 catches for 445 yards and six touchdowns, is slated to pull in $2.6 million in 2012, along with a $2.2 million roster bonus that is due in March.