QB Scott Tolzien
Scott Tolzien has spent the past couple of years developing his game under the watch of Mike McCarthy. He was Aaron Rodgers’ backup in 2015, taking the job from Matt Flynn who departed in free agency.
Like Flynn did back in 2012, Tolzien could be ready to compete for a starting job elsewhere. It didn’t workout for Flynn, who was beaten by Russell Wilson for the starting job in Seattle and has since moved from team to team as a backup. Backups have gone onto start at other times, though.
Matt Hasselbeck backed up Brett Favre in Green Bay before heading to Seattle where he would land the starting job and lead them to a Super Bowl appearance. Josh McCown has started at multiple teams—most recently Tampa Bay and Cleveland—after successful work as a backup.
Tolzien has done enough to earn a job at another team who are looking to create a quarterback battle in camp. Whether or not he goes onto become a starter is another question, but he at least deserves the opportunity.
The Packers can role with second-year Brett Hundley as the backup. Hundley put in an impressive preseason showing and will benefit from having spent his rookie campaign working behind Rodgers.