When all said, done Trent Green will be starter
In case you're wondering, it will be Trent Green.
Yes, this takes into account the fact Daunte Culpepper is happy and hopeful because he is feeling no pain in his twice surgically repaired right knee and expects to test it in the Dolphins' next minicamp June 8-10.
Yes, this takes into account the fact rookie John Beck showed an outstanding arm in minicamp practices today.
But mostly it takes into account the facts. And these are the truths as I know them.
Trent Green has a contract in place with the Dolphins. He has been told he can come to Miami and be the starter for one or two years, depending on how he holds up. His quarterback coach in KC (Terry Shea) is now Miami's QB coach. His QB coach in Washington years ago (Cam Cameron) is now Miami's head coach. And the offense the Dolphins are going to run this year?
Green knows it better than several of Miami's offensive coaches.
If you're still not convinced of what I'm saying, I recommend you navigate (how's that for a techie word?) to www.810whb.com/shows/default.asp?id=btl. That will get you to a 35-minute interview Green did with KC radio station WHB on Friday.
During that interview Green openly talks of his relationship with Cameron and his talks with the Dolphins in recent months. He says he has convinced Carl Peterson to at least talk to the Dolphins this week after the sides stopped talking during the draft. The sides are talking about trading Green for a sixth round draft pick.
And he says Miami is the best fit for him.
"I want to be able to finish my career as a starter in a manner I've earned," Green said.
The reason Miami is such a good fit for him? He's been promised the starting job.
And that means Culpepper, despite his improving health, despite his personal optimism, despite all the signs things are looking up, will be either released or traded when Green comes on board. Now I'm not saying this is what the Dolphins should do. I'm saying this is what they're going to do. Please understand that.
One reason they will do this is the Dolphins don't believe Culpepper and Green can co-exist or want to on the same team. Another reason is Culpepper probably can't beat out Green based on his limited knowledge and practically no experience with the offense.
The fact is, ladies and germs, is if you put the pieces together, Miami's quarterback situation has been decided regardless of how long it takes to get Green to Miami. And now that Green has gone on something of a public relations offensive in Kansas City, I think that might be sooner rather than later.