As expected, quarterback Scott Tolzien is moving on from the Green Bay Packers.
Tolzien signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday.
We have agreed to terms with quarterback Scott Tolzien.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 11, 2016
Tolzien obviously won’t get the starting shot he wanted in Indianapolis, where he’ll serve as Andrew Luck’s backup.
Luck did miss nine games in 2015. Perhaps Tolzien is hoping that becomes a trend.
The Colts were in dire need of a backup, with Matt Hasselbeck retiring earlier in the week to take a television job.
As for the Green Bay Packers, they’ll turn to 2015 fifth-round pick Brett Hundley to serve as Aaron Rodgers’ backup.
All we’ve heard are raves about Hundley — particularly his work ethic — since he walked in the door. Hundley performed well during his first preseason with the Packers, as well.
He’s obviously going to be given every opportunity to build upon that success in his sophomore campaign.
What is most interesting in all of this is that a backup quarterback is the first Packers free agent to sign with another team. That paints a pretty clear picture of what the rest of the league thinks about this group.
Good luck, Scoots, might actually get some playing time in Indy (though hopefully not too much as Dandy Andy is a treat to watch when he’s not getting destroyed by half the D-line 2 seconds after the ball is snapped).
As for Hundley, he didn’t just “play well”, he was the highest rated QB of the preseason, and he played against 2, maybe 3 first string defenses.
With the exception of Rodgers, Hundley is the best qb Green Bay has had for nearly a decade. I see him developing into a real solid qb and getting a brock osweiler type contract in 3 years.
Hawyard, Niel? Nobody wants em…
Packers just let their best QB walk because Ted was too busy scouting worthless draft picks.
Hundley is a bust. Another wasted draft pick. Fire Ted!
Big deal. Tolzein isn’t starting quarterback caliber.
Did wveyone miss the memo? Scott Tolzien was the only FA who was wanted thus far? Umm, can some one say the obvious? Our “team” of draft and develop players is vastly overrated and we need to suck it up and get free agents or suffer the consequences of our own inaction.
I’m pretty sure Mike Daniels would break a bank if TT let him go. Maybe you would be happier to see him signing with another team?
You do know Scooter wasn’t drafted by the Packers, right? I don’t know if anyone would consider him developed by the Packers either. The Packers aren’t exactly the proving ground for NFL players under the current coaching regime.
The fact that our free agents are not receiving offers is a testament to two things.
1) Ted has ensured that core players remain signed. That’s something that he has done well and year after year allows us to field a good team (good, yet not elite).
2) Most of our remaining free agents are not difference makers. Not even Hayward is drawing interest and he would be a decent slot man. Only elite teams have so many good players that they are forced to make hard decisions on. SEA a couple of years ago, DEN now.