CBS hires former Chiefs QB Trent Green

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The CBS Sports NFL broadcast team will have a Chiefs flavor following Tuesday’s announcement that former NFL quarterback Trent Green will join the team’s lineup.

August 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs former quarterback Trent Green signs an autograph for a fan during the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

August 4, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs former quarterback Trent Green signs an autograph for a fan during the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The network hired Green as an NFL analyst, CBS chairman Sean McManus announced in a press release.

“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,” McManus said in the release. “We are excited for Trent to join the CBS Sports family.”

Green becomes the second former Chiefs player in 2014 to join the CBS Sports NFL coverage team.

CBS Sports recently hired Green’s former teammate, tight end Tony Gonzalez, on Feb. 18 to serve as an analyst for “The NFL Today” studio team.

In addition to his on-air duties, Green is expected to contribute to numerous CBS Sports platforms, which includes “NFL Monday QB” and “That Other Pregame Show”(TOPS), according to the press release.

The network will announce Green’s broadcast partner in the coming future.

Green spent 15 seasons in the NFL and retired from football following the 2008 season. He spent six seasons as the Chiefs quarterback from 2001-2006.

Following his retirement, Green became a fixture as an NFL analyst on KCTV-5’s preseason coverage of the Chiefs.

Green also appeared as a regional analyst for FOX in 2009 and has appeared on the NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access.” Showing versatility outside of TV, Green also did Thursday night football radio shows for Westwood One.

The former Indiana University star currently resides in Kansas City with his wife, Julie, and three children.