[Kansas City.com] They are at least one week away from the dreaded year-end evaluation, the one that comes when your team doesn’t make the playoffs, but Herm Edwards has already made his mind up about one thing.
Trent Green will be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in 2007.
“Why wouldn’t he be?” Edwards asked Tuesday.
“I don’t think we need to get in a panic after one season of a guy basically being knocked out for half of the year and then having to come back and play. – Yeah, he doesn’t have the stats he had last year. Well, how can he? He missed a lot of games.”
This will be an offseason full of uncertainty in Kansas City, and quarterback is one of the most unsettled issues. Green is 3-4 as a starter and has not looked like himself since coming back from a severe concussion. He has a passer rating of 74.6, has thrown six touchdowns and seven interceptions, and has been sacked 21 times.
Oh, and he’ll be 37 next season, and his trusty backup, Damon Huard, will no doubt be getting a few feelers after leading the Chiefs to a 5-3 record.
Edwards bristled when asked Tuesday whether it will be hard to re-sign Huard, who agreed to a one-year deal last spring.
“You’re asking me questions that I can’t answer right now,” Edwards said. “I don’t think it’s fair for me to answer those questions, because I truly don’t know. That’s what the offseason is for.”