He’s a free agent lefty quarterback, we know that much. As it was pointed out in a post the other day, we knew he was a possibility. We also knew that the Bills, Cowboys and Titans had all tried him out and passed this season. Finally, the Patriots signed him to their practice squad before cutting him on November 20.
Failure in the NFL has been Greene’s post-collegiate calling card — but why? He was such a great college player that you have to wonder why he can’t at least stick around with a team. After all, this is a league where coaches have the nerve to call guys like Damon Huard and Kyle Boeller starting quarterbacks and expect not to get laughed at.
The good news is that Greene’s only been in the league for three years and is still only 25. The Seattle Seahawks picked him in the third round of the draft in 2005. Subsequently, he became buried on the depth chart behind Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace, two pretty good quarterbacks if you ask me. Mike Holmgren apparently became frustrated with the former Georgia Bulldog‘s progress, or lack thereof, and released him during the preseason. What I don’t understand is that it seems he never really got a fair shot, as he was mostly holding a clipboard behind Hasselbeck and Wallace.
Maybe he’ll get his shot with the Chiefs. After all, as it was pointed out on Arrowhead Pride yesterday, Greene once started in more consecutive games (52) and won more games (42) than any other quarterback in NCAA Division I history. He guy has to be at least worth a look. He was actually second to Rohan Davey on my list of which free agent QBs I would have signed based solely on upside. While Davey has more physical tools, he isn’t quite as polished and is a bit erratic. This move has Herm Edwards written all over it — the safe route.
Still, why not? It’s still far too early in Greene’s NFL career to say he’ll never amount to anything. I’d much rather see him enter a game at this point than Huard. Unfortunately, Captain Tuck is still the No. 2 QB, and Greene is on the practice squad. For now, at least. Who knows, he could just be filling Tyler Thigpen‘s spot until he returns next year.
Here’s the only video I could dig up on Greene after the jump. We’ll keep our eyes open for more…