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Packers QB Scott Tolzien Contract Details: Two Years, No Guaranteed Money

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Packers QB Scott Tolzien Contract Details: Two Years, No Guaranteed Money

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.

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Evan's picture

Our new Doug Pederson.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I hope he is. I was really impressed with what he was able to do in the situation he was in. I am looking forward to seeing what he does with a full week of practice with the #1's.

Evan's picture

I looked up Pederson's stats - he was only with GB for 3 seasons before moving onto the Eagles with Reid and then the Browns. Of course he came back in 2001 for a few more seasons, but in my head I had built him up as like a 8-10 year vet in Green Bay.

Either way, I like Tolzien a lot as the long-term backup QB.

ohenry78's picture

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I had this same mental "picture" of Pederson as well.

razor's picture

Looked much better than Graham Harrel, Vince Young, BJ Coleman and Seneca Wallace. Still can't believe they gave Harrel three years to stink up the place.

ST had virtually no reps and still looked pretty good, even with a for-shit o-line.

Looked better than Mason "Yips" Crosby.

For-shit defense. A whole bunch of average players - including first round picks. Schemes can't fix average. Get rid of Capers now and promote someone from within the org for the remainder of the year.

PackerBacker's picture

Give Crosby a bit of a break the wind was a bitch on Sunday and his first try was from over 50.

Mr Smith's picture

Quick! Trade him for a 1st round pick! I'm sure the Vikes need a QB. LOL.

4thand1's picture

That's not a lot of $$ considering the IRS will take 39% plus state taxes. Maybe , just maybe the law of averages will catch up and Tolzien will be the guy to back up AR. He seems to have a strong enough arm for the NFL, now he needs time to develop. Its not like they haven't tried to groom another QB, they just didn't have it. They need these next 2 games. 7-4 looks doable, 6-5 no playoffs.

Evan's picture

I agree they need these next 2 games (because Thanksgiving is going to be really tough and I doubt Rodgers is back by then), but 6-5 is absolutely doable. 11-5 has a very good chance at making the playoffs. Wildcards likely come out of the North and West.

4thand1's picture

6-5 means they have to run the table. Not out of the question because the schedule isn't bad. Dallas on the road looked tough early , but their defense is tuurrible. The only really tough game is da Bears week 17. Oops the Lions on thanksgiving will be the big one.

Evan's picture

Yeah, my best-case scenario is Packers win next two (Giants, Vikes), probably lose to Detroit and then they're 7-5 when Rodgers comes back against the Falcons and Cobb hopefully the following week in Dallas.

11-5 could very well win the division for them, but at the very least it'll be them and Carolina fighting for that last wild card spot (and Carolina has the tougher schedule, imo).

Derek in CO's picture

you guys are optimistic to say the least. We have a defense that can't stop a JV team and a 3rd string QB.

Longshanks's picture

Derek, we've had a stutter step. I'll admit that. Has it been tough without Rodgers? Absolutely. We have a wounded defense that is still wounded but slowly getting better. They also had a hard time adjusting to not having Rodgers in there. You will see a remarkable improvement defensively this week. People forget that Dom Capers is highly respected and is a guru at adjustments after consecutive losses.

As for Tolzein, he was a "3rd string qb" only in name only. I like to think he is a starting NFL qb who was only a 3rd string because he was never given a chance to play. Brett Favre was a fifth string qb in Atlanta until Glanville happily got rid of him. On Green Bay he was upgraded to no. 2 behind Majik. When Majik got hurt Favre became the starter and a hall of famer and never looked back.

Never judge a qb by his standing on the depth chart unless his name is T.J. Rubley. Tolzein is our answer and he will win these next two. I am so confident I am going to guarantee it!!

Longshanks

Longshanks's picture

Thanks for the info Brian. A couple of us were just discussing this on another thread so it's nice you put this info out right away.

Longshanks

4thand1's picture

If Tolzien pans out and is the back up for the next 2 years, oooh what a relief it is.And he'll come cheap. Maybe the Seachickens will give him 10 mil a year when Russell demands 20mil.

4thand1's picture

lol the reason I'm not at work is because I'm injured too.

RunAndHyde's picture

I was at a concert yesterday n missed the game. Recorded it n painfully watched knowing that we lost. Couple things....Was Perry really hurt at the end or was he faking to stop clock? Datone played great....Eddie pretty good too. Cobb getting hurt was a blessing in disguise...Boykin is a beast. Bout time Bostick got some love. All that said...its gonna be a long season ......

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