The Green Bay Packers continued working to bring back their own free agents and agreed to terms on a one-year deal with quarterback Scott Tolzien on Sunday. The contract can’t be finalized until 3pm EDT on Tuesday, but the agreement was announced by Bill Huber of Packer Report on Sunday.
Tolzien joined the Packers in 2013 when he was signed off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad just days before the season began. He was thrust into action when injuries forced Aaron Rodgers and back up Seneca Wallace to miss time. Tolzien appeared in three games in 2013, starting two, before the Packers opted to sign free agent Matt Flynn to take over until Rodgers would return in week 17.
In 2014, Tolzien spent most Sundays in street clothes and holding a clipboard. He was active for only the last three games of the season, including the two playoff games. He had zero snaps.
The Packers opted for Tolzien to be Rodgers’ primary back up and reportedly will not bring Flynn back in 2015. Flynn was able to keep the Packers afloat after he was signed mid way through the 2013 season, but was serviceable at best in 2014. Tolzien has long been described as a very intelligent player who can always be found studying and preparing for the next opponent.
This has created speculation as to where the Packers might add another young signal caller this spring. The draft would be a natural spot and the Packers are also very active in the undrafted free agency pool each year. With receiver Randall Cobb also having agreed to terms, the Packers could focus on adding a quarterback in the middle to later rounds.——————
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