Jarvis Green played as a defensive end for the NFL’s Denver Broncos. After playing for Louisiana State University (LSU), where he accumulated 20 sacks for negative 123 yards, Green was chosen by the Pats in the fourth-round of the NFL draft. He was the 126th pick overall.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound athlete has been a member of the New England franchise for six years and played on the 2003 and 2004 Super Bowl Championship teams. In his six NFL seasons, Green has been used by the Patriots primarily as a backup. In six years, he has played in 94 regular season games, missing just one contest. During that time, he’s notched a total of 168 tackles (110 solo tackles) and 25 sacks.
Green is a durable player, possessing athleticism, fine balance and quickness. He uses his hands well against defenders and ably reads plays, allowing him to close in on quarterbacks. He’s not as effective against the run as he is as a pass rusher. Green works hard on every down and is always in the game. For New England, he adds depth to an already stacked line, while he could be a starter for many other NFL clubs.
On March 9, 2010, he signed a four year deal of $20 million dollars with the Denver Broncos team and was released on 4 September, 2010.