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Scott Tolzien to start for Packers next week

Nov 10, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) hands the ball off to running back Eddie Lacy (27) during the third quarter against the The Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. The Eagles won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After learning that starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers would miss at least a month and a half with a broken left collarbone, the Green Bay Packers decided that they would roll with back up quarterback Seneca Wallace as the first-team quarterback, but they still needed someone to emerge as the new No. 2.

For that, the team elevated Scott Tolzien from the practice squad.

Now, he will be their new starter.

From ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

Wallace went down early against the Philadelphia Eagles, which led to Tolzien entering the game.

Tolzien did an admirable job against the Eagles defense, which isn’t the most impressive unit, but it was enough to earn him the job moving forward. The Packers can’t get Aaron Rodgers back soon enough.


Topics: Green Bay Packers, Scott Tolzien

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