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B.J. Coleman | Quarterback | #9

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
College: Chattanooga
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (243) / GB
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Former Packers QB B.J. Coleman has signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
A Packers seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft, Coleman was waived in 2013 training camp and spent 2014 out of football. The big red flags on his NFL potential were an inability to beat out Graham Harrell and Scott Tolzien. Thu, Jan 22, 2015 02:44:00 PM

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Packers waived QB B.J. Coleman.

Coleman went 14-of-34 (41.2 percent) for 128 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the preseason. He was still expected to serve as Aaron Rodgers' backup following the release of Vince Young. Now the Packers only have newly acquired practice-squad quarterback Scott Tolzien behind Rodgers. GM Ted Thompson has something up his sleeve.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 09:47:00 AM

B.J. Coleman is getting "every opportunity" to win the Packers' backup quarterback job.

Coleman has shown rapid improvement since the Packers took him in the seventh round of the 2012 draft. He's been getting second-team reps along with Graham Harrell, leaving the two to battle it out in preseason games. Rodgers has missed just two games since taking over as the Packers' starter in 2008.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:53:00 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests B.J. Coleman could "jump" Graham Harrell to be the Packers' backup quarterback in preseason games.

Coleman is the more talented of the backup competitors, while heady Harrell is a favorite of the coaches. "He's very talented," coach Mike McCarthy said of Coleman. "I really like the development and improvement in his fundamentals ... He needs to play." Coleman will play plenty in August exhibition games.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 05:00:00 PM

The Packers will give 2012 seventh-round pick B.J. Coleman a chance to unseat Graham Harrell as Aaron Rodgers' primary backup.

Coleman isn't as athletic as Harrell, but he's got a bigger arm and stands firmer in the pocket. His presence may be the reason the Packers never upgraded the position behind Rodgers this offseason. Coleman's biggest limitation is his shortage of athleticism. Coaches want him to improve throwing on the run.
Sun, May 12, 2013 03:51:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the Packers "want to see if" QB B.J. Coleman can beat out Graham Harrell for the backup job.

Coleman was a seventh-round pick out of Chattanooga last year, but he was among the Packers' final cuts. Harrell spent the season as Aaron Rodgers lone backup. He saw very limited action in four games, completing 2-of-4 passes for 20 yards while losing a fumble. Coleman completed 7-of-18 passes last preseason. Green Bay would be in a world of hurt if either was forced to play.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 09:54:00 PM

Packers waived or released QB B.J. Coleman, WRs Dale Moss, WR Diondre Borel and Curenski Gilleylen, FB Nic Cooper, DE Lawrence Guy, CB Otis Merrill and G Greg Van Roten.

After much handwringing over which player would claim the Packers' final receiver spot, Borel, Moss and Tori Gurley were each handed their walking papers on Friday. All three will be candidates for the practice squad if they go unclaimed on waivers. The No. 243 pick in the draft, Coleman attempted just seven passes during the preseason, and is surely practice squad bound.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 09:32:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects the Packers to bring in a veteran quarterback if backup Graham Harrell "flops" this summer.

The annual Super Bowl contenders are taking a leap of faith with Harrell in the No. 2 role. Although seventh-rounder B.J. Coleman showed improvement during OTAs, he's still slated for the developmental No. 3 job as a rookie. By late August, Green Bay could be the favored landing spot for trade candidate Colt McCoy.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Packers signed No. 243 overall pick QB B.J. Coleman to a four-year contract.

A transfer from Tennessee after losing his starting job, Coleman threw for 6,892 yards with a 52:32 TD-to-INT ratio and 57 percent completion rate in 29 games for UT-Chattanooga. Coleman possesses a strong arm with the ability to make all NFL throws, but doesn't always feel pressure and lacks top-notch accuracy. He's the new developmental QB in Green Bay.
Thu, May 10, 2012 08:06:00 PM

Packers selected Tennessee-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman with the No. 243 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Coleman stood out at the East-West Shrine Game as the lone quarterback with NFL arm strength and physical tools. Possessing prototypical size (6'3/234), Coleman often shows mannerisms of Peyton Manning after studying the legendary passer early in his college career. Down the line, Coleman should bypass Graham Harrell as Aaron Rodgers' top backup.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 07:00:00 PM

SI's Peter King "can see" the Eagles drafting a developmental quarterback with one of their two second-round picks.

The Eagles own the Nos. 46 and 51 picks, though they already have 2010 developmental pick Mike Kafka behind Michael Vick. Philly kicked the tires on Peyton Manning and has expressed interest in the draft's top quarterbacks, but the timing might not be right to spend a second-rounder on a signal caller.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 09:28:00 AM

The Lions are looking to add a developmental quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.

As expected. Detroit had a wealth of quarterback depth over the last three seasons, but now needs to replace the departed Drew Stanton. The replacement will be a project, according to Lions GM Martin Mayhew. "I think that role, whether it's filled in the draft or free agency, will be a developmental type player."
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 07:05:00 PM

According to the National Football Post, "multiple scouts" were impressed with Tennessee-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman's "arm strength and physical tools" at the East-West Shrine Game.

Coleman was apparently "less impressive" in his interviews with teams, however. Coleman's size (6'3/234) and big arm make it likely he'll be drafted, but he could be facing an uphill battle to go any earlier than day three.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 09:20:00 AM

Louisiana Tech RB Lennon Creer's 9-yard touchdown run with 47 seconds remaining gave the West a 24-17 victory over the East in the East-West Shrine Game.

Creer was named offensive MVP on the strength of 15 carries for 80 yards. No player impressed this week as much as UT-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman, who went 10-of-15 for 168 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. Possessing prototypical size (6'3/234) and a rocket arm, Coleman is the lone potential NFL starting QB among the Shrine prospects. Originally projected as a mid-to-late round pick, Coleman's stock is rising steadily.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 08:29:00 PM

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