While the deal to send Matt Schaub to the Texans has changed the landscape a bit in the world of NFL QB’s, the one deal that still is in the works to get done is the Chiefs sending Trent Green to the Dolphins. The writing has been on the wall for Green since the team decided to re-up QB Damon Huard, and since the Chiefs are now of the opinion that Green can only take them so far. Last season Green came back off a serious head injury in week one, only to have a subpar season and then falter in the teams playoff game vs the Colts.
The Dolphins are in an interesting situation, with needing someone to come in and be 100 percent at quarterback. Last season Daunte Culpepper started off healthy, but his play was not very good as the team limped to yet another slow start. Then the team decided that Culpepper was not all the way back from a major knee injury, and they decided to shelf the former Viking in favor of former Lion Joey Harrington. While Harrington was okay at best, again, he’s not the answer long term.
Now Miami and KC are talking about Green, with the major holdup at this point being Green’s pay, which is slated to make him $7.2, $7.7 and $9.2 million over the next three seasons–the final three years on his current contract. At 36 years old, Green will be unlikely to have three good seasons left under center. That’s why the Dolphins want him to redo his deal, and until that gets done, he will continue to wear the red of KC.
No doubt that the deal will get done. The Dolphins need a QB, Green is available, and the money will take care of itself. Green will be a fin eventually, now the only question will be what type of QB will he be and will he be able to be successful playing in South Florida.