Promoted from the practice squad last week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien has signed a two-year contract for the league minimum salary with no guaranteed money, according to a source.
As a third-year player, Tolzien will earn $555,000 in 2013 and $645,000 in 2014, prorated over 17 weeks for as long as he’s on the roster.
Tolzien was forced into action on Sunday in a 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles after injuries to starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace. He completed 24 of 39 passes for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has already named Tolzien the starting quarterback for the team’s next game in Week 11 at the New York Giants.
In October, Tolzien had received a raise commensurate with the NFL’s minimum salary while on the practice squad after receiving overtures another NFL team, reported to be the Cleveland Browns.