Trent Green Retires

Carmine CarusoCorrespondent IJune 12, 2009

Reports say that free agent quarterback Trent Green will retire from the NFL.

Green played for the San Diego Chargers from 1993-1994. An eighth round pick by San Diego in '93, he spent the entire 1993 season on the bench and was only on the practice squad team the following year before being cut.

Green spent the remainder of 1994 with the CFL's BC Lions, but was released by them following the end of the season.

In 1995, he was signed by the Washington Redskins, and did not become a starting quarterback until the 1998 season.

In his first and only season as Washington's starter, Green had  respectable season, passing for 3,441 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with an 81.8 passer rating. In the offseason, he signed a four-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.

Trent Green's first season with St. Louis ended early after being hit by San Diego Chargers safety Rodney Harrison. He missed the rest of 1999, and Kurt Warner took the starting job in his stead, and kept it after winning Superbowl XXXIV. Green was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs the following offseason.

Green played for the Chiefs for six seasons. In his career in Kansas City, he threw for over 21,000 yards, 118 touchdowns, 85 interceptions, and had an 87.3 passer rating.

He made it to the Pro-Bowl in 2003 and in 2005, and played in the postseasons of 2003 and 2006. He lost both of his playoff games to the Indianapolis Colts, and was traded to the Miami Dolphins after 2006.

In 2007 with the Dolphins, Green played the first five games of the season, going 0-5 as a starter. He was then placed on injured reserve after being hurt trying to block Houston Texans defensive tackle, missing the rest of 2007.

In 2008, he was signed by the Rams again. He played in only three games, starting one and losing it. He was then released after the season, and announced his retirement today at the age of 38.