QB Trent Green - Free Agent

6-3, 211Born: 7-9-1970College: IndianaDrafted: Round 8, pick 0

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2008 Week 4 vs BUF (17 / 32 / 236 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

The Rams turned to Green because they needed a spark, and they scored a TD in the first quarter for the first time this year. They also out gained Buffalo by 100 yards, held the lead into the fourth quarter, but didn't have enough to earn the victory. He was a little rusty, his timing wasn't always perfect, but he gave the Rams a real chance to win this game against a team that was heavily favored. Green had productive seasons in Kansas City from 2001 through 2005 when Saunders was the offensive coordinator.

2008 Week 10 vs NYJ (5 / 10 / 70 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Green had a little more success moving the ball. However, it was much of the same with the offense. Inconsistency, bad throws and a poor run game. The only controversy that is likely for next week is who wants to go back in.

2008 Week 12 vs CHI (16 / 30 / 219 / 0 / 4 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)

Green had a game he'd probably rather forget, throwing four interceptions. Two of the interceptions came on balls tipped at the line, but one came on an under thrown deep ball and the fourth was on a short pass across the middle where he simply didn't see the defender. Green did not have any scores, but did throw for 219 yards. He was eventually benched for Brock Berlin.

2007 Week 1 vs WAS (24 / 38 / 219 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Green had a decent game in his first ever start for the Miami Dolphins. He completed a high percentage of his passes (63.2%), although a majority of those completions were short dump-off throws. Green rarely looked deep, and when he did, his targets frequently dropped the ball. He seemed to have some chemistry with Chris Chambers, throwing 13 balls his way. Green also passed to his running backs a lot, sending eight balls to Jesse Chatman and six to Ronnie Brown. His lone touchdown of the game can at the very end of the first half, when he scrambled right and found tight end Justin Peele in the end zone. Green did a good job protecting the ball for most of the game, as he was not responsible for any turnovers. He did have a ball that should have been intercepted by Fred Smoot late in the game, but Smoot dropped the ball.

2007 Week 2 vs DAL (23 / 40 / 287 / 2 / 4 pass, 5 / 9 / 0 rush)

Green was inconsistent with his accuracy all day versus the Cowboys. He overthrew his wide receivers several times, leading to the interception late in the third quarter. He had a lot of power, but his accuracy was a problem. He fumbled and lost a snap, and in the two minute drill fumbled a spike attempt which cost them precious time and a down. He played poorly on all but three Miami drives.

2007 Week 3 vs NYJ (23 / 36 / 318 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Green completed 23 of 36 for 318 yards and one touchdown, but also threw a costly interception with Miami down 24 to 13. He is trying to gel with his new team and the offense is improving. Miami gained over 400 yards, and if Ronnie Brown can continue to post big numbers the passing game will really open up. Green has a competent receiving corps headed by Chambers and Booker.

2007 Week 4 vs OAK (14 / 25 / 158 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Green passed for 158 yards, while throwing one touchdown and two interceptions. Early in the game Green made a mistake by targeting Marty Booker in man coverage, however Thomas Howard dropped back from the middle linebacker position and jumped on the poor decision. He brought the ball back 28 yards to the Dolphins 11, setting up the first score of the game. Later in the game Green was under pressure and tossed the ball up hoping to make a play in the endzone where Chambers was single covered, however this ball was also picked off. Green did lead a third quarter drive down the field and capped it off with a three yard touchdown throw to Justin Peelle on a play action pass. He faced a lot of pressure throughout this game, though even when he had some time he appeared to be shaky and tentative in the pocket. He showed little ability to elude the rush, though he did make one nice play where he got outside the pocket and threw back across the field to an open Ronnie Brown.

2007 Week 5 vs HOU (1 / 2 / 5 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 23 / 0 rush)

Green was injured in the first quarter and was carted off with a head injury. Green fumbled the ball on the play, then was injured trying to block for WR Ted Ginn who recovered the fumble and was attempting to turn the busted play into a gain. Green was hit in the head by Houston DL Travis Johnson's knee and was not moving much after the play.

2006 Week 1 vs CIN (11 / 15 / 90 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 21 / 0 rush)

Green left with what looked to be a serious head injury late in the third quarter. Green was scrambling away from pressure, and went into a slide along the right sideline. While in mid-slide, DE Robert Geathers lowered a shoulder into Green that sent his head towards the turf. Green's head bounced violently off the ground, though he is fortunate that it was raining heavily at the time which may have at least somewhat cushioned the blow. Green was immobilized and taken off the field on a stretcher, and failed to give the fans an obligatory thumbs up while being carted off. It was later reported that Green had feeling in all of his extremities, but that he did not remember the actual play at all. It is pretty much assumed that Green suffered some type of concussion, though the severity of it is unknown. His status for Week 2 will be updated throughout the week. As for Green's play in the game, as noted above he was scrambling away from pressure during the play on which he was injured. That is very telling, because Green appeared to be running from pressure all day long. The Kansas City pass protection was atrocious, and Green had very little time to decide where to go with the football. He actually showed pretty good mobility, especially for a 36-year-old QB with his injury history. Even the interception wasn't his fault, as the pass went off the hands of Samie Parker and into the waiting arms of Madieu Williams. The heavy rain also likely contributed to the interception, and the ball was likely very slick. Green was also victimized by penalties on two separate plays by Samie Parker that cost Green 19 more passing yards than he finished up with.

2006 Week 11 vs OAK (9 / 16 / 102 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)

Green's timing was definitely a little bit off following weeks spent recovering from a severe concussion suffered in game one against Cincinnati. Fortunately he had Larry Johnson and the running attack to lean on while he worked to get his head back into real game time situations. He finished with only 102 yards through the air, but he was effective passing and leading the team on the decisive final scoring drive of the day.

2006 Week 12 vs DEN (13 / 22 / 161 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 10 / 0 rush)

In his second start since coming back from a head injury, Trent Green still looked tentative. He was checking off his options and spread the ball around well, targeting nine different players, but he only completed 13 out of 22 passes for a total of 161 yards. He had one interception which killed a good drive and he did not throw any touchdown passes. He may have been constrained by a play it safe game plan while he works his way back into shape, but for the Chiefs to continue to advance to the playoffs, Green needs to be allowed to open it up a bit more.

2006 Week 13 vs CLE (24 / 32 / 297 / 4 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

It might be too late to win the selection this year, but with fantasy playoffs just ahead, Green looks like he is back to his Pro Bowl form. He totaled nearly 300 yards and collected his first four passing touchdown scores for this year. He is not showing any ill effects from the head injury he suffered in the first game of the year against Cincinnati. Green had a couple passes that sailed on him late in the contest and did throw for one interception, but he appears to be a fantasy point producer again.

2006 Week 14 vs BAL (15 / 27 / 178 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)

Green did not have a good encore for his brilliant performance last week. He finished with only 178 yards as he was unable to settle in often enough to find decent targets. He was sacked five times and often hurried. He tried to force some passes resulting in two interceptions by the Ravens' Ed Reed. The rust must not have all been worn off yet. Green will have better days.

2006 Week 15 vs SD (23 / 41 / 185 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Green suffered under almost constant pressure from the San Diego pass rush. He was sacked six times and hurried many more. Green threw an interception on his second pass of the game. He was targeting Tony Gonzalez, but San Diego middle linebacker Donnie Edwards stepped in front of the pass and picked it off. Green's favorite targets were Gonzalez and Eddie Kennison, who had 11 and ten looks, respectively. His longest play of the game came at the end of the first half, when he connected for a 26 yard completion to Samie Parker. Parker only had four looks, but Green usually looked to him deep. Green completed 56.1% of his passes, and had no touchdowns. He also scrambled once for three yards.

2006 Week 16 vs OAK (12 / 24 / 148 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)

Green didn't have one of his best games, but he did enough to lead the Chiefs to a victory over an underrated Oakland defense. He led the Chiefs on an 11 play, 60 yard touchdown drive on their first possession of the game. He went three for five for 38 yards on the drive, including a six yard touchdown pass to Eddie Kennison. Green made a nice play because he bought himself some time by scrambling out of the pocket, which gave Kennison time to get open. Green finished the first quarter five for nine for 70 yards and one touchdown. He added another 40 yards passing in the second quarter as he led the Chiefs to a second touchdown after another Oakland turnover. He finished the first half ten of 19 for 110 yards and one touchdown. Green had only two completions for 38 yard in the second half as the Chiefs' running game took over the game and the defense held the Raiders' offense down. He did have an interception in the fourth quarter, but managed the game well in the second half and he didn't need to throw the ball much in the second half as Kansas City had the game in control.

2006 Week 17 vs JAX (14 / 21 / 181 / 1 / 2 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)

Green was able to provide just enough help to the Larry Johnson show. Green threw for 181 yards with a strong 67% completion percentage and one touchdown toss but was intercepted twice and fumbled once. He ran into trouble similar to early in the year when he started a slide late and was hit hard. It was a clean hit but it caught his left ankle up crooked under his body while he was also getting his bell rung. He came out of the game groggy and missed one offensive series. When he was sent back in, his ankle was wrapped. Green has not appeared to be fully back after his injury earlier in the year, but he has been given a vote of confidence by head coach Herman Edwards as the quarterback for the rest of this year and for next year.

2006 Week 18 vs IND (14 / 24 / 107 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Green struggled for most of the game. He only attempted seven passes in the first half, completing two for a total of two yards. Green was sacked and fumbled the ball on the Chiefs' third drive, but they were able to recover. On the following possession, Green slipped after taking a snap at the Colts' two yard line and was tackled for a loss of three yards. The Chiefs had to settle for a field goal try which they missed. Green was fortunate not to be intercepted on the Chiefs' final drive of the first half when Gary Brackett dropped a pass intended for Tony Gonzalez. The Chiefs gained their opening first down of the game with under four minutes remaining in the third quarter. Green led the team on a 60 yard drive and found Tony Gonzalez for a six yard touchdown in the corner of the end zone. Green also completed a two point conversion to Kris Wilson. As the Chiefs chased the game, Green threw two interceptions. The first was picked off by Bob Sanders when Green attempted to find Eddie Kennison on a deep pass, and the second was caught by Antoine Bethea after Green tried to find Eric Parker late in the game. Green also lost a fumble after being stripped by Robert Mathis.

2005 Week 1 vs NYJ (15 / 26 / 200 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Green wasn't great, but he was efficient when he needed to be. Most importantly, he showed no ill effects from his leg surgery procedure last week. His mobility was never a strength to his game, so that aspect isn't a concern. One play in particular that stood out was early in the game when he was facing an oncoming rush from New York. Rather than crumble and take a sack, Green was able to maneuver himself, step towards the line, and flip the ball to Priest Holmes for a completion down to the three yard line. While he'll never be confused with Michael Vick, it was nice to see Green able to get around well on the leg without any hesitation. His one big miscue came on an ill-advised pass into the end zone. Looking for Samie Parker in the corner of the end zone, Ty Law broke off coverage of his man to step in front of the pass for the interception. It was more a nice play by Law than a terrible pass by Green, but it was still a pass that probably shouldn't have been made as there was a lot of congestion in the area. Green also endured a stretch during which he completed just one of nine passes, including one pass that was nearly intercepted by Eric Barton. But Green was able to recover from that and enjoy a solid win, though not a spectacular day stat-wise. Green lost eight yards passing on a play that was called back due to a holding penalty.

2005 Week 2 vs OAK (18 / 28 / 237 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 2 / 0 rush)

Green was accurate throughout the game completing eight of 12 in the first half and 18 of 28 for the entire game. He was never intercepted and he distributed the ball well. He threw passes to nine different receivers. His obvious favorite target was Eddie Kennison, but he was comfortable sending opportunities all over the field. Green finished with good statistics and demonstrated his toughness. He showed no ill effects of the leg surgery he had before the first game. He received some crushing hits during the game, but always bounced back and kept control of the game. This was his 66th straight game started as a Kansas City Chief.

2005 Week 3 vs DEN (23 / 44 / 221 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Green was unable to get into any kind of productive rhythm. He was continuously hurried by an excellent and imaginative Broncos' pass rush. The Broncos' ability to bottle up the run contributed to the ineffectiveness of Green as a passer. He was particularly harassed by Trevor Pryce. None of the offensive line for the Chiefs were able to handle Pryce, which largely contributed to Green's woes. Green barely completed 50% of his passes while producing mediocre yardage. His only touchdown for the game (also his only passing touchdown in three games) came near the end of the game. By that time the outcome was beyond question and the points were only beneficial in salvaging a little pride for the Chiefs and for QB Green.

2005 Week 4 vs PHI (19 / 30 / 221 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Trent Green began the game with pinpoint throwing accuracy, as he started eight for eight and led his team down the field on three successive scoring drives. Unfortunately for Green, it was a game of momentum, and once his team lost its momentum, he had great difficulty completing passes and moving the chains. Green did manage two touchdowns on the day, the first to Kennison on an eight yard slant, and the second to Dante Hall late in the game. His first interception came on a horrible throw that was returned for a touchdown. Green's second interception was not his fault, as the ball bounced into the air off the chest of Kennison.

2005 Week 6 vs WAS (15 / 25 / 181 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / 25 / 0 rush)

Green didn't have a very good game statistically, but he did well in key situations. He led his team down the field on their first two drives, unfortunately stalling out in the red zone. Green had trouble getting the ball to his receivers, in fact never connecting with Eddie Kennison at all. In an attempt to get Tony Gonzalez more involved in the offense, Green targeted him even when he was bracketed by two defenders. With the Redskins blitzing most of the game, Green was forced to move around more than he typically does. On one play in particular Green showed tremendous strength, slipping five tackles while at the same time getting outside the pocket enough to throw the ball away. With Kennison and Gonzalez all but neutralized, Green was forced to lean on his other receivers for support, and he did so to moderate effectiveness. Marc Boerigter, Dante Hall, and Samie Parker produced six catches for 70 yards between them. Screen and dump passes to Priest Holmes were Green's best option, though, as the Redskins tend to have problems tackling ball carriers on the outside.

2005 Week 7 vs MIA (20 / 34 / 289 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)

Green was very efficient and seemed to have a great command of the entire field as he spread his passes out, throwing to nine different receivers. He had one intentional grounding call and no touchdowns but he also had no interceptions. He was initially signaled for one interception but it was cancelled due to off-setting penalties called on the play. He passed for almost 300 yards and demonstrated good pocket awareness.

2005 Week 8 vs SD (31 / 43 / 347 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

It was truly a tale of two halves for Green. In the first half, he threw for just 44 yards and zero touchdowns. In the second half, he had 303 yards and two touchdowns - more production than he's turned in for any game yet this season. He wasn't very accurate to start the game, and the Chargers got a good amount of pressure on him. In the second half, Green still had to face constant pressure, but he did a much better job of avoiding it. He was able to move around in the pocket much better than usual, and he did a great job of improvising when the pressure got near him. In the second half, Green looked nothing like the player who has underperformed for fantasy owners through the season's first seven weeks. This game should give Green owners some hope that he can still perhaps turn his season around. It should also be noted that Green was playing this game mere days after the death of his father. Whether that enhanced or detracted from his performance is up for debate, but there's no denying that he was tremendous against San Diego.

2005 Week 9 vs OAK (22 / 35 / 235 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Like last week, Green played a terrible first half but came back in the second half strong to secure a Chiefs' victory. Green fumbled on the Chiefs' opening drive, the Raiders knocked the ball out of his arm as he was going back to throw. The Chiefs were forced to punt on their second drive. And at the beginning of the second quarter, Green had yet to complete a pass. Green's second completion of the game was a sharply thrown pass to Dante Hall for 19 yards. Green put it where only Hall could catch it. In the second half, Green was sacked and fumbled the ball. It was recovered by Kansas City but it was a third down play and for the second series of that half, the Chiefs were forced to punt. Green saw his best drive in the third quarter, completing four passes for 54 yards culminating with a six yard touchdown pass to Tony Richardson. With the Raiders up by three in the fourth quarter and less than two minutes, Green led the Chiefs into scoring position to win the game.

2005 Week 10 vs BUF (23 / 40 / 220 / 0 / 3 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Green had a streak of over 150 passes without an interception heading into the game, but he threw three picks against the Bills' defense. Throwing under considerable pressure from the pass rush, Green's favorite target was TE Tony Gonzalez. Green had time on occasion and found Eddie Kennison for a 20 yard gain on the Chiefs' second drive, but he lingered too often and was sacked six times on the day.

2005 Week 11 vs HOU (19 / 29 / 220 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)

Green finished with good statistics throwing for three touchdowns and over 200 yards. He threw one interception. A case could be made that the one interception he threw was not exactly his fault as the ball hit Eddie Kennison in the hands and bounced off of Kennison's shoulder. However, there easily could have been other interceptions of Green passes. Three times he threw a ball which hit the hands of a Houston defensive player. Each time it could have been and possibly should have been a pick for the Texans. Green's stats were good against the weak Houston defense, but his effort will have to improve quite a bit in the coming weeks against the stronger teams ahead on the Chiefs' schedule.

2005 Week 12 vs NE (19 / 26 / 323 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / -2 / 0 rush)

Green enjoyed an excellent day as he was able to pick apart the Patriots' secondary. With an exceptional running attack, Green was able to stand in the pocket commanding the field of play. He only targeted five Chiefs with his passes during the game. He might need to utilize other receiving options in the upcoming games for the Chiefs.

2005 Week 13 vs DEN (16 / 23 / 253 / 2 / 2 pass, 3 / 13 / 0 rush)

At times, Trent Green looked locked in. When given proper time, Green zipped passes all over the field to all of his receivers with precision and speed. He made particularly nice tosses on the 54 yard pass to Eddie Kennison (and another later pass to Kennison), as well as the Tony Gonzalez touchdown. When he was given time, he was able to step forward into his throws, looking nothing like the player he has been for much of the year. It's likely not simply a coincidence that the Kansas City offensive line is finally completely healthy and now Green is playing well. While Green looked good for most of the game, that's not to say he was without flaws. He was nearly intercepted by Champ Bailey at the goal line as Kansas City was driving for the game winning score in the second half, and he also overshot WR Eddie Kennison in the corner of the end zone on an earlier play. Green's first touchdown pass, to Dante Hall, was a simple pitch and catch. Hall had beaten Champ Bailey with ease, and all Green really needed to do was at least throw it in Hall's zip code for the score. Green suffered his share of bad luck, as well. He lost a seven yard touchdown pass on a play that was called back for holding. It should be noted that Green would never have had enough time to complete the pass had it not been for the hold. He had an earlier touchdown pass to Samie Parker called back after an illegal motion penalty on Eddie Kennison. Like the first negated score, this one also wouldn't have happened if not for the penalty. The Denver players simply stood around as Green tossed a pass downfield for 20 yards to Parker. Green's first interception wasn't his fault, as Tony Gonzalez had the ball bounce off his fingertips and into the hands of a waiting Champ Bailey. Green was also tackled at the two yard line after an eight yard run in the second quarter. Larry Johnson scored three plays later.

2005 Week 14 vs DAL (20 / 32 / 340 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Green saw three passes in a row bounce off of receivers to start the game, but after that first series he was usually on target with his receivers. Green passed for 340 yards and one touchdown. He lost a fumble on a sack where a block was missed on his right side. Green looked more like the Trent Green from the past couple seasons. He really was on target and he was especially impressive in the fourth quarter. He gave the Chiefs back the lead with a 47 yard touchdown strike with just over four minutes left. He also brought them back for a last second field goal try that could have tied the game.

2005 Week 15 vs NYG (15 / 28 / 176 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)

Green had a mediocre performance throwing the ball against the Giants, completing just over 50% of his passes. He failed to find the end zone or throw for over 200 yards, and he added a late interception to his record. Green was able to scramble for 21 yards total on two plays that picked up first downs, but he could not get WR Eddie Kennison nor TE Tony Gonzalez consistently involved in the passing game. Green targeted WR Samie Parker most often, looking at him for ten of his 28 throws. Green had a few of his passes dropped, but they were usually by a receiver that was not a normal producer in the Kansas City passing game such at RB Tony Richardson.

2005 Week 16 vs SD (19 / 35 / 207 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)

Green finished with good statistics throwing for two touchdowns and over 200 yards. He did not throw any interceptions. He also helped keep the Chargers off balance with four rushing attempts. He spread the ball around well, targeting eight different players. Earlier in the year, there was some question about the results being seen from Green, but he has come on very strong in the second half of the year and he should be able to be counted on in the final week for good production.

2005 Week 17 vs CIN (23 / 29 / 344 / 1 / 0 pass, 5 / -1 / 0 rush)

He will not be making the trip to Hawaii, but Green looked like he was ready for the Pro Bowl. He usually completed passes when he wanted and where he wanted. He had an excellent running game to keep the passing lanes open and he took advantage of it. He had only one touchdown pass, but he did not need that aspect of his game with the strong performance of Larry Johnson. He targeted seven different players but only three of them were wide receivers.