There are quarterback questions all over the NFL this offseason, like questions about who will start for teams like the Raiders, Vikings, Texans and Jaguars. But even really good teams with franchise quarterbacks aren’t exempt from quarterback controversy, as the Green Bay Packers are dealing with some quarterback drama heading into the offseason.
Aaron Rodgers is the hands down starter, but we saw last season what happens when he gets hurt and can’t play. Green Bay miraculously made the postseason, but the question about who will backup Rodgers in 2014 is a very valid one being discussed at the moment. Matt Flynn came back and kept the Packers above water, while Soctt Tolzien seemed like a deer in the headlights when he started.
But ESPN.com blogger Rob Demovsky ponders the question of whether Flynn is viewed as more than a short-term backup or if it’s Tolzien who will be groomed as the backup of the future.
Scott Tolzien probably has more upside because he’s got a better arm, but Flynn is comfortable in the Packers’ offense and has proven time and again he can function well in it. It will be interesting to see what kind of strides Tolzien makes in coach Mike McCarthy’s quarterback school this offseason.
The question for Green Bay is who will be the backup in 2014 and it’s one that fans will be watching closely. Rodgers isn’t likely to go down again, but once was clearly too many times as the Packers want to be more prepared the second time around than they were the first.