Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien takes a snap during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Tolzien replaced an injured Seneca Wallace. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
There will no need to wonder who will start for the Green Bay Packers next week, And it won’t be Seneca Wallace won’t be the one slinging the pig skin next week.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in his post game press conference Sunday that Scott Tolzien will be the starter when they go to the Meadowlands and face the Giants next week. Tolzien came in for Wallace after one offensive series and piloted the offense the rest of the way in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles.
Tolzien, who went 24-of-39 for 280 yards on Sunday in his first regular season playing time of his NFL career. He threw two interceptions, one of which was a deflected ball while the other was a bad throw behind Jordy Nelson.
The Packers are reportedly taking a look at Matt Flynn with Aaron Rodgers out indefinitely with a left collarbone injury. If they do decide to sign him, he’ll be a backup for next week at the very least.
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Scott Tolzien throws during NFL football training camp Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Photo: Gregory Bull, AP
The Green Bay Packers were paying Scott Tolzien like a member of the 53-man roster. Now he’s on it.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Tolzien will be promoted from the Packers practice squad to their active roster after star quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in Monday Nights battle against the Chicago Bears.
Seneca Wallace, who is the starter for at least the near-term, was the only other quarterback on the active roster last night.
Tolzien is familiar to local fans, leading Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl his senior year. He spent time with the Chargers and 49ers before making his back to the Midwest, where he’s now a play away from taking the field.
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