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Colts add backup quarterback Scott Tolzien

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Andrew Luck has a new backup.

The Colts have agreed to terms with veteran backup quarterback Scott Tolzien, giving them a new name on the quarterback depth chart after the retirement of Matt Hasselbeck and the release of Josh Freeman.

Tolzien has spent the last three years backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. In 2013 he started two games but did not play well, throwing one touchdown pass and five interceptions.

The Colts hope Tolzien plays better than that for them. More importantly, the Colts hope Tolzien never has to play at all.

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28 Responses to “Colts add backup quarterback Scott Tolzien”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 11, 2016 6:17 PM

    I knew that name was familiar, just couldn’t place it.

  2. thegreenandcold says: Mar 11, 2016 6:19 PM

    Hope he got that Chase Daniel money so we get a decent comp pick.

    Happy for you, Scott!

  3. plum54 says: Mar 11, 2016 6:26 PM

    Will this rate a new banner?

  4. coltzfan166 says: Mar 11, 2016 6:36 PM

    Jesus I hope we’re still looking at other options

  5. crockett3663 says: Mar 11, 2016 6:36 PM

    Well, my son will be happy. He was wanting Brett Hundley to be A-Rod’s back up last year as a rookie. Now he gets his wish.

  6. crockett3663 says: Mar 11, 2016 6:38 PM

    I’m glad he opted for Indianapolis over Chicago. Now at least we won’t have to worry about him tipping off the Bears defense twice a year.

  7. pftfanatic says: Mar 11, 2016 6:44 PM

    This is a game changer.

  8. stellarperformance says: Mar 11, 2016 6:57 PM

    This guy is very good, has a very strong arm, and could start if given enough playing time.

    I can tell you this……if he was given as much time as Bridgewater has had, it wouldn’t have come down to a frustrating Wide Left.

    Very good pickup for the Colts. Simply no room in Green Bay with Hundley designated as the #2.

  9. padraighansen says: Mar 11, 2016 7:06 PM

    Tolzien can play. This is a great get for the Colts.

  10. natchamps73 says: Mar 11, 2016 7:07 PM

    Good for him! Outstanding young man, hard worker and a true class act! Congratulations!

  11. axespray says: Mar 11, 2016 7:32 PM

    Dude was signed a few days before the season started in 2013, then our first two QBs go down and he’s thrown into the lineup with only Jarrett Boykin and Quarless to throw to…

    He did alright here and there, threw some interceptions – but considering he was learning on the fly and what not.

    He looked pretty good in the preseason these last two years when he actually knew the playbook.

    He’ll be a great backup for the colts.

  12. tangysizzl says: Mar 11, 2016 7:51 PM

    Happy for Scott, dude is a baller.

  13. nhpats says: Mar 11, 2016 8:07 PM

    Is this Grigson’s answer to a run defense?

  14. h0metownzero says: Mar 11, 2016 8:13 PM

    Wow. The Vikings could have finally solved their perpetual QB debacle. Good for the Colts though.

  15. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 11, 2016 8:45 PM

    At what point do we just admit we need to move our team away from Green Bay?

    NOBODY wants to play here. Nobody. No how. No way. Not here. No part. Not Green. Not Bay. Nothing.

  16. bondlake says: Mar 11, 2016 9:03 PM

    Jeffrey, why don’t you just go home?

  17. bills72284 says: Mar 11, 2016 9:05 PM

    Watch for those Scott Tolzien Colts jerseys to start flying off the shelf…

  18. milwaukeeguy says: Mar 11, 2016 9:40 PM

    This is a good pickup by the Colts. Tolzien is a solid backup who really improved himself in Green Bay.

  19. alliwantisluv says: Mar 11, 2016 10:19 PM

    He has talent and learned backing up one of the best.

  20. lambeauwest says: Mar 11, 2016 11:33 PM

    Congratulations Mr Tolzein. You were a good backup for GB and from all accounts a super nice person. Good “luck” in Indy.

  21. thehatefulnerd says: Mar 11, 2016 11:44 PM

    He can play. Compare to Hasselbeck.

  22. purpleguy says: Mar 11, 2016 11:52 PM

    Hey, finally some free agent news involving the Packers! I thought that might have been enough to distract the cheesers’ from their obsession with the Vikings, but from reading the comments above, apparently not.

  23. cribbage12 says: Mar 12, 2016 12:04 AM

    Congrats, Scott. The state of WI and many others are still pulling for you. Classy is as classy does.

  24. cribbage12 says: Mar 12, 2016 12:06 AM

    The Packers still have the 2 best QBs in the NFCN, but no longer the best 3.

  25. whatjusthapped says: Mar 12, 2016 12:09 AM

    He is a much better pick up than most people realize. He did play poorly three years ago in two starts but has shown to be solid in the two preseasons since when Rodgers hardly plays. I think his qb rating was north of 100 in those preseasons. More importantly, has a big arm, can throw the deep ball and can run from the pocket with good speed. In other words, he’s better than Bridgewater which isn’t setting the bar too high but still

  26. unmercifulone says: Mar 12, 2016 2:56 AM

    Tolzien saw the writing on the wall and got out when the cash was still good. Next to leave will be Starks. Like rats leaving a sinking ship…

  27. BMacColtsJeremiah2911 says: Mar 12, 2016 11:40 AM

    I don’t know much about him, but from the comments it sounds like we got a good backup and a classy individual. Welcome to Indy Scott.

  28. mototax says: Mar 12, 2016 1:35 PM

    AFC South Pre-season Rankings
    1. Texans
    2. Jags
    3. Titans
    4. Colts

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