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Scott Tolzien | Quarterback | #16

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
College: Wisconsin
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Colts signed QB Scott Tolzien to a two-year contract.
Tolzien gives the Colts a backup for Andrew Luck after releasing Josh Freeman/Ryan Lindley and losing Matt Hasselbeck to retirement. He's attempted just one pass since 2013 and could face competition. Stephen Morris is the only other quarterback on Indy's roster. Mar 11 - 6:10 PM

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Free agent QB Scott Tolzien will visit the Colts on Thursday and Friday.

Chicago has also shown interest in Tolzien. The Colts are looking to replace Matt Hasselbeck, who announced his retirement earlier this week. With Tolzien likely headed elsewhere, Brett Hundley is taking over as Aaron Rodgers' backup.
Mar 10 - 2:12 PM

Impending free agent QB Scott Tolzien is hoping for a shot at a starting job.

"I feel like I've improved every year and played for two great organizations," Tolzien said. "I know there's been a lot of backups in Green Bay that have gone on and been given the chance to start in other places. We'll see what happens, but that would be great if it happened." With Brett Hundley ready to take over the No. 2 job in Green Bay, Tolzien will be looking for work elsewhere. He struggled in two starts in 2013, but he set the preseason on fire two years ago. Tolzien may be given a chance to "compete" with a desperate team, but he is unlikely to earn a starting job this summer.
Feb 4 - 10:23 AM

Packers backup QB Scott Tolzien is being evaluated for a concussion.

Tolzien went to the locker room after the injury and was replaced by rookie Brett Hundley in Sunday's preseason game. Tolzien remains locked in as Aaron Rodgers' backup. The concussion shouldn't threaten Tolzien's No. 2 job.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 04:46:00 PM

The Packers will move forward with Scott Tolzien as the No. 2 quarterback.

Incumbent backup Matt Flynn was not re-signed. Tolzien looked like a fish out of water when he filled in for Aaron Rodgers in 2013, but he's reportedly improved since. He's impressed coaches with his improved mechanics at OTAs, even showing promise in the team's two-minute offense. Fifth-round pick Brett Hundley is No. 3 on the Packers' quarterback depth chart.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 08:38:00 AM

Packers re-signed QB Scott Tolzien to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

The Packers like Tolzien's grit and moxie in their quarterback room, but they'll be searching for upgrades to back up Aaron Rodgers, most likely in the draft. Tolzien, 27, did show well last preseason, completing 68 percent of his 56 passes for 477 yards (8.5 YPA) with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says free agent Scott Tolzien is "definitely an ascending player."

Tolzien is mostly an unknown, having competed in just three games in four NFL seasons. McCarthy gives him a nice endorsement, but Tolzien would probably be lucky to land a backup job this offseason.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Scott Tolzien was benched in favor of Matt Flynn in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 12 game against the Vikings.

Tolzien was horrific outside of a first-quarter touchdown drive that ended with him dropping a nasty spin move on a defender on his way to the end zone for a six-yard touchdown run. Tolzien was just 7-of-17 for 98 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Flynn replaced him with 8:22 left in the third quarter.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Making his first NFL start, Scott Tolzien completed 24-of-34 passes for 339 yards and three interceptions in Green Bay's Week 11 loss to the Giants.

Tolzien didn't play horribly, but his final interception was a poor throw. Late in the fourth quarter, he got lazy and didn't throw a swing-out pass high enough. Jason Pierre-Paul snatched it out of the air and returned it for a touchdown, sealing up the win with less than two minutes to play. Other than that, Tolzien found some openings downfield and took some chances. He wasn't just throwing slants and check-downs. If Aaron Rodgers can't return for Week 12, Tolzien should get another start. The Vikings are up next for Green Bay.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that newly re-signed QB Matt Flynn is not a threat to Scott Tolzien.

With Seneca Wallace landing on injured reserve, Flynn was signed as a strict backup. Despite a healthy elbow and his previous success subbing for Aaron Rodgers, he's not expected to get on the field this week. "We're not going to need him, OK?," coach Mike McCarthy said of Flynn. "I've had enough of this bad karma about quarterbacks getting injured. So, Scott's going to play the whole game." Tolzien is a desperation QB2 only against the Giants this week.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Scott Tolzien will start in the Week 11 game against the Giants.

When Seneca Wallace pulled his groin very early in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Tolzien became the only healthy quarterback on the Packers roster. Yes the same Tolzien that was waived by the 49ers prior to Week 1 and spent this year on the Packers practice squad. Considering the impossible situation he was thrown into, he actually handled himself fairly well, going 24-of-39 for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Tolzien will get coached up this week and has a good matchup, but he'd just be a desperation QB2.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Packers promoted QB Scott Tolzien from the practice squad.

The move comes less than a week after the Packers bumped up Tolzien's weekly salary from $6,000 to $32,000 as other teams tried to poach him. The third-year undrafted free agent will back up Seneca Wallace in the absence of Aaron Rodgers (collarbone). With Wallace appearing wholly ineffective in Monday's loss, it's not outside the realm of possibility that Tolzien gets into a game. A regular-season appearance would be the first of Tolzien's career.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 04:14:00 PM

The Packers have raised practice squad QB Scott Tolzien's weekly salary from $6,000 to $32,000.

As injuries strike the quarterback position around the league, teams are doing their best to protect the assets they like on the practice squad. Tolzien is now making the second-year minimum as the Browns reportedly tried to poach him. It suggests the Packers see the 2011 undrafted free agent as a possible backup to Aaron Rodgers down the road.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 08:34:00 AM

49ers waived QB Scott Tolzien.

The Niners were intrigued by Tolzien's "headiness" and "moxie," but he lacked NFL-caliber tangible qualities. San Francisco will move forward -- for now -- with Colt McCoy, B.J. Daniels, and Seneca Wallace behind Colin Kaepernick.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Scott Tolzien is currently penciled in as Colin Kaepernick's backup.

Tolzien, a 2011 undrafted rookie out of Wisconsin, has never thrown a regular-season pass. He's also a strict pocket quarterback, which could prove problematic for the scheme if the mobile Kaepernick goes down. It's certainly possible that the Niners use one of their 15 draft picks on an athletic signal-caller or find one in free agency to compete with Tolzien.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:30:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Scott Tolzien
3Stephen Morris
4Josh Woodrum
RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3Jordan Todman
4Tyler Varga
5Josh Ferguson
GLB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Frank Gore
2Jordan Todman
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Josh Boyce
4Joshua Stangby
5Marcus Leak
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Quan Bray
3Brian Tyms
4Mekale McKay
5Danny Anthrop
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Jack Doyle
3Erik Swoope
4Michael Miller
5Darion Griswold
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Le'Raven Clark
3Jeremy Vujnovich
LG1Jack Mewhort
2Joe Haeg
3Isiah Cage
C1Ryan Kelly
2Austin Blythe
RG1Hugh Thornton
2Jonotthan Harrison
3Kitt O'Brien
RT1Joe Reitz
2Denzelle Good
3Kevin Graf
K1Adam Vinatieri