For those interested, Tolzien was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2011 as a UDFA out of Wisconsin. He was cut after preseason and signed by the 49ers, where for the next two seasons served as their third QB behind Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. The Packers scooped him up after the Niners released him this past August. He was elevated from the practice squad on Nov 5.
At Wisconsin, Tolzien was the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding senior or fourth year quarterback in college football. He was chosen over Andy Dalton, Kaepernick and Christian Ponder, so he appears to be capable enough.
From Rotoworld: Appearing on his weekly radio show Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) admitted playing this week against the Giants is "not going to happen."Not surprising. "I haven't given up hope on playing any week. It depends on how I heal," Rodgers said. "Obviously this week is probably not going to happen. Not going to happen." Rodgers did say that Tuesday is the best he's felt since breaking his collarbone two Mondays ago. He's now sleeping through the night and is able to put his socks on without being in extreme pain. Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he thinks Rodgers is still a "couple weeks away." Scott Tolzien will start against the G-Men. Rodgers likely has his eye on a Week 13 return against the Lions on Thanksgiving. That'd be a best-case scenario.
Backup QB Seneca Wallace (groin) was placed on IR and former backup Matt Flynn was signed. Flynn will back up Tolzien vs the Giants this Sunday.