Trent Green receives the Governor's Cup for beating the St. Louis Rams
One of the best quarterbacks to ever wear a Kansas City Chiefs uniform has decided to call it quits. Trent Green was the leader of one of not just the best Chiefs offenses, but one of the best the entire NFL has ever seen. Green tells Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com that the time has come.
"I feel this is finally the right time," Green said while on vacation with his family. "I've talked about it with (the family) for a while, especially with the concussions over the last few years. We all felt it was the time to do it."
Green played for the Chiefs from 2001-2006 and amassed incredible passing numbers, particularly his 2003 and 2005 seasons, both of which were his lone Pro Bowl years. He didn't miss a game while in a Chiefs uniform until Robert Geathers had a questionable hit on him in the opening game of the 2006 season. That hit limited him to only eight starts that season.
"The way I approached the game the amount of work I put into my preparation and being someone guys can turn to in the locker room, I don't want to be a guy who waits for someone to get hurt to get a job," he said.
His final numbers with the Chiefs:
- 88 games started
- 48-40 record
- 61.9% comp.
- 21,459 yards (244 per game)
- 118 touchdowns (19.6 per season)
As the Chiefs enter a new era, we can only hope Matt Cassel puts up numbers within earshot of Green's incredible six year run with the Chiefs. Green still has a home in Kansas City where he'll always be welcome.
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