[Kansas City.com] Quarterback Trent Green, who produced some of the most prolific passing seasons in Chiefs history, is retiring from the NFL after 15 years.
“I feel this is finally the right time,” Green, 38, said in a FOXSports.com report. “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 was a two-time Pro Bowler for the Chiefs after he was acquired for a first-round draft choice from St. Louis in 2001. Brought in by coach Dick Vermeil, Green threw for more than 4,000 yards in three straight seasons (2003-05), including a club-record 4,591 yards in 2004.
Green led the Chiefs to a 13-3 record in 2003, but the club lost a first-round playoff game to Indianapolis. He suffered a concussion in the 2006 season opener against Cincinnati and returned after missing eight starts. The Chiefs lost a wild-card game at Indianapolis, and Green was traded to Miami in the spring of 2007.