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Published: Nov 11, 2013 20:32pm EST
By epolnoff, Sports Writer for Konsume Sports

Please Note: This article was updated Nov 11, 2013 @ 08:32pm EST


In less than two days, the Packers went from having more quarterbacks on the bench with injuries to having a possible five quarterback situation. Yesterday, Scott Tolzien, a relative unknown QB from the Packers practice squad, finished out a losing effort against the Philadelphia Eagles after backup QB Seneca Wallace was knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a groin injury. It was the first time Tolzien had seen the field in regular season play, spending the past 2 years with the San Francisco 49ers. There was speculation amongst fans that the team would need to dig into the roster for emergency QB’s. Jordy Nelson played QB in high school and James Starks was originally scouted as a QB, but the big surprise as the official emergency QB was fan-favorite, John Kuhn.

To go from a potential Hall of Fame Quarterback to a career backup was scary. Going from a career backup to a practice squad with zero on-field experience was terrifying. I don’t even know how to explain the idea that, if your practice squad QB goes down… the fullback becomes the man under center.

As of today, the Packers have re-signed former backup and crowd favorite, Matt Flynn, while also bringing in John Skelton for a workout Tuesday morning. If the team signs Skelton to a deal, they’ll have three active QB’s, spearheaded by newcomer, Tolzien, and two inactives, Rodgers and Wallace, with Seneca likely headed to IR. Even without Skelton, this is the highest number of QB’s the Packers have had on their roster since 2004 when they housed Doug Pederson, Craig Nall, and JT O’Sullivan behind Brett Favre.

In any case, Tolzien seemed to handle himself quite well on Sunday and has been tapped as the starter for the upcoming game against the New York Giants. No offense to Kuhn, but it’s good to know there’s a backup QB with experience in the system waiting in the wings, elbow tendonitis or not.


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