Green spent three seasons in the league representing the Packers and the New York Jets. Unfortunately, he experienced multiple injuries that forced him to miss out on games. Despite getting released, Green remained grateful for the opportunity to live out his childhood dream and check off another accomplishment on his list.
After becoming a free agent, Green went back home to Portland in 2016 to focus on fatherhood. He tried coaching and mentoring the youth, but nothing fulfilled him in the way pro football did. His unexpected exit from the league hit him hard. Green dealt with depression and substance abuse and eventually stopped coaching.
Following a year-long search for a new team, Green’s football journey landed him in Hamilton, Ontario, where he spent the next two seasons in the Canadian Football League. Despite another injury, Green came back with a new gratitude for the game, played well, and relived his childhood dream one last time.
Once his playing career ended, Green was at peace with the decision but was not okay with not knowing what else to do. He didn't know how to cope without football and could not live life to its full potential.