No. 10: QB Trent Green
It took Trent Green a while before he could make a name for himself in the NFL. He played for three different NFL teams and one CFL team before joining the Chiefs in 2001. From being a backup, leaving the NFL at one point, dealing with struggles and injuries and having to experience a Super Bowl winning season from the sidelines the entire year, Green finally found a home in Kansas City.
After leading the NFL in interceptions in his first year with the Chiefs, Green quickly turned things around the following season, finishing in the top five in touchdown passes in 2002. From 2003 to 2005, Green finished in second place each of those three years in passing yards, surpassing the 4,000-yard mark each time. Green finished in the top 10 in touchdown passes from 2002 to 2004 while placing in the top 10 in quarterback rating from 2002 through 2005.
An inconsistent career has hurt Green’s case for the Hall of Fame. But he has had a couple of great seasons to at least earn some sort of consideration in the future.