After almost three months of trade negotiations the Kansas City Chiefs finally broke down and agreed to trade disgruntled quarterback, Trent Green to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2008 fifth-round draft pick that could become a fourth-rounder if he hits playtime incentives.
Green, who turns 37 in July, will be allowed to participate in this weekend's Dolphins minicamp that begins on Friday, where he will battle it out with Dolphin's quarterback, Daunte Culpepper for the rights as the teams starting QB. It seems as though Culpepper isn't completely healthy from his knee injury and if that is true then Green would be the starter with Cleo Lemon as his backup and Dolphin's second round draft pick, John Beck serving as the third string option.
Culpepper is not going to be happy about this news, as just a few days ago he told reporters that if the Dolphins did indeed add Green to their roster he would ask to be traded or released. He also came out publically saying that he is the quarterback of this team until someone tells him otherwise.
"I hear things but it doesn't really matter who says what," Culpepper said in response to the umpteenth question about Green possibly becoming a Dolphin. "For anybody to come in here and think this is going to be peaches and cream, it's not. "They've told me the same thing they've always told me: Do your job. I'm the quarterback of this team until somebody tells me different."
Ahh, the plot thickens...