Scott Tolzien on Sunday was the first ex-Wisconsin Badger to wear #16, and quarterback the Green Bay Packers on the grid-iron since the mid-1980’s when Randy Wright was at the helm.
Tolzien became the most recent “Next Man Up” when the Packers previous “Next Man Up” Seneca Wallace went out with a groin injury after the first series against the Eagles Sunday. Wallace less than a week earlier went in for Aaron Rodgers when Rodgers himself went out during the first series against the Bears Monday night with a fractured collarbone.
Tolzien wasn’t awful, just not very good…one needs to keep in mind that just 6 days earlier the “career back-up,” was on the Packers practice squad. In his “Green and Gold” debut, he completed 24 of 39 passes, for 280 yards, one TD, and 2 interceptions, sporting a 70.5 quarterback rating.
It seems as though the 5 and 4 Packers are sticking with the former Badger, and not going to do any “shopping” this week. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced in the post game press conference that Tolzien will be his starter next Sunday when the Pack travel east to take on the Giants