Los Angeles Rams: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/ALLSPORT
Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/ALLSPORT /
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Trent Green, St. Louis Rams
Trent Green, St. Louis Rams. (Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT) /

51. . QB. (1999-00, 2008). Trent Green. 15. player

Some will make the case that Trent Green shouldn’t be on a list like this, since his time with the Rams was limited. Do keep in mind that he was part of the story that resulted in that amazing 1999 season, the beginning of “The Greatest Show on Turf.”

After deciding to move on from the Washington Redskins, Green originally signed with St. Louis before the start of the 1999 season. A season-ending injury during preseason resulted in Kurt Warner filling in, and the rest is history.

The Rams would go on to win the Super Bowl, along with Warner taking home MVP honors, Green was obviously crushed to lose the starting job in St. Louis after all the hype. At least it helped earn him a ring, which not all quarterbacks get to achieve in their career.

Not to mention, Green did his part filling in for Warner during five games (2-3 record) the following season as a result of a broken hand, helping keep the Rams as the team to beat in the NFC.

One can only imagine how different NFL history might have been if Green never suffered that gruesome knee injury in 1999 to pave the way for Warner. However, there’s no doubt that Rams fans in general will always be appreciative of his presence and support.