About six weeks ago, I pleaded for Trent Green to retire. Reports at that time suggested the Dolphins were interested in bringing Green back as one of their quarterbacks. So much for that. Instead, Green will be packing his bags for his hometown of St. Louis. That’s right, the Rams dropped $8.9 million on the candlelight quarterback (one blow and he’s out). Between a $2.1 million signing bonus, a $900k reporting bonus, and a $1 million base salary, the dude’s going to be making $4 million next year to backup Marc Bulger! Then again, backing up Bulger is like being starter 1B the way Bulger misses games.
Even if Green doesn’t get the remaining $4.9 mil over the next two seasons, he still will have heisted $4 mil from the Rams. Honestly, this is the same guy whose brains Jason Taylor said would turn into scrambled eggs with one hit. I just can’t understand why they would dump that much money on him. I know they were in competition for Green — as hard as that is to believe — but come on, $4 million for a backup? And it’s not like we’re talking about a backup like Brady Quinn who was a first round pick. I just don’t get it. One plate of Green eggs and ham, scrambled.