With the recent signing of Damon Huard, the writing is for sure on the wall for quarterback Trent Green to soon be a former ex-KC Chief. Green, who is wise enough to know that, is slated to meet with team president Carl Peterson in the next few days to discuss his future, and if all does not go Green’s way, there is a chance he may be asked to be let to and continue his career elsewhere. Last season was a nightmare for Green, getting knocked out on opening day vs the Bengals with a major concussion, then really never getting back to form upon his return.
In eight games after the injury, Green threw just seven TD’s and nine picks, and in the Chiefs wild card playoff game with the Colts, Green and the offense was stale, never getting on track in the eventual loss to the Champions. Green is 36 years old, and does not have many good years of playing QB left, but he does have enough to give it one more go elsewhere, and there are teams that would take a look at him.
One would be Tampa Bay, which is going to look at every QB on the board this offseason. The Bucs cannot count on Chris Simms being 100 percent this year, and their backups from a season ago were not good enough to get the job done. Grabbing Green if he is available would be an immediate upgrade at that position for Tampa.
Another would be the Dolphins, who are in a serious state of QB flux with the future uncertain for Dante Culpepper. Last season the former Vikings QB was a shell of his former self as he rushed back from knee surgery, and by late October was sat down in favor of Joey Harrington. The Dolphins were 6-10, and with a new coaching staff and players coming in and out, need to generate some excitement among its fan base, which is growing impatient with the direction of the team. Getting Green in the mix could do that.
Will Green be wearing red in 2007? If I was a betting man, I would say his playing days will continue, but it will be somewhere in the sun of Florida, and not the red of Arrowhead.