Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers may choose Scott Tolzein over Matt Flynn


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.

Tags: Green Bay Packers Matt Flynn Scott Tolzien

  • nicholas starling

    They should keep both.

    • Drew Glenzer

      Depending on what Flynn thinks he is gonna get paid. I liked what I saw from Tolzein. I would bet that by the end of the year he is the #2 QB even if they keep both. That’s y I wouldn’t overspend for Flynn.

      • Phillip

        Tolzien will be the #2 come week 1. Tolzien had no offseason, no preseason and very little work on the active roster before being tossed out there n he still wasn’t horrible other than he’s few rookie mistakes. He demonstrated great passing ability, strong arm and accurate, mobile and shows potential to be a solid QB in the NFL, total opposite of Flynn. A full offseason and preseason with the team, this kid will be just fine, he has all the tools Matt Flynn lacks as a passer. Have a feeling Packers hold Flynn through preseason and than he gets cut after Tolzien outplays him by a mile in the preseason