The former Pro Bowl quarterback's agent, Jim Steiner, said
Tuesday that the team is seeking to restructure Green's contract,
which will pay him $7.2 million next season. The Chiefs are also
entertaining offers for Green, who missed eight games last season
with a severe concussion.
"We're going to look and see what his options are," Steiner
said. "We're going to do that."
A statement issued by the Chiefs said conversations with Green
continue to be "amicable and productive." General manager Carl
Peterson met with the 37-year-old Green on Monday.
Green, who is signed through 2009, is scheduled to make $7.7
million and $9.2 million in the final two years of his contract.
Damon Huard, who filled in when Green was hurt last season,
recently signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs last month rather
than become a free agent.
Clayton: Green light
Trent Green has plenty of options, writes John Clayton. Blog
Kansas City also has Brodie Croyle, last year's third-round
draft pick, to compete with Huard for the job.
Green, who played in two Pro Bowls and made 80 straight starts
before getting knocked unconscious in the 2006 season-opener,
became one of most popular Chiefs while directing a potent offense
under former coach Dick Vermeil.
When Herm Edwards took over last season, he never wavered in his
support of Green, even as Huard led Kansas City into playoff
Once Green was cleared to play, Edwards benched Huard and the
Chiefs struggled down the stretch. Green never looked comfortable
in the pocket, throwing seven touchdowns and nine interceptions,
and Kansas City went 2-3 over its final five games.
His 74.1 passer rating was his lowest since 2001, his first year
with the Chiefs.
A series of improbable upsets on the final day of the regular
season allowed Kansas City to slip into the playoffs, where Green
threw for 107 yards and intercepted twice in a 23-8 first-round
loss at Indianapolis.
Huard went 5-3 as a starter, throwing for 1,878 yards with 11
touchdowns and one interception. He appeared more comfortable than
Green in Edwards' ground-based offense and his 98.0 passer rating
was second in the league's to Peyton Manning's.