Trent Green Hired By CBS

Tony Gonzalez will not be the only former Chiefs player to be employed by CBS. John Ourand reports Trent Green has been hired by CBS to be an NFL game analyst for the 2014 season.

Here is what CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus had to say about the Green hire.

“Trent’s experience and knowledge of the game, success as an NFL studio analyst and radio broadcaster, combined with his contemporary take on today’s NFL, make him a perfect fit to an already deep roster. We are excited for Trent to join the CBS Sports family.”

Green spent six seasons with the Chiefs from 2001-2006, and was at the helm of some of Kansas City’s most prolific offenses. He finished his career with the highest career completion percentage of Chiefs quarterback (min. 1000 attempts) and quarterback rating (min. 1000 attempts), and had the second most touchdown passes thrown (behind Len Dawson). From 2003-2005, his peak with the Chiefs, he threw for 12,644 yards and 68 touchdowns, completed 64.1% of his passes, and had a 92.7 quarterback rating.

It is not a stretch to say Green is the closest thing the Chiefs have had to a franchise quarterback since Len Dawson.

As Ourand said, Green does not yet have a broadcasting partner, so it should be noted former Chiefs play-by-play man Kevin Harlan is a CBS employee, too. It would be cool if the Chiefs paired Harlan up with Green if only for Chiefs nostalgia overload.

To the best of my knowledge, there are now five CBS NFL Sunday employees with Chiefs connections: Gonzalez, Green, Harlan, Rich Gannon, and Bill Cowher. Am I missing anybody?

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