At different points this preseason, it looked like the Packers’ backup quarterback would be Graham Harrell or Vince Young.
Neither of those men made it through to the 53-man roster, however, which means that B.J. Coleman is currently the No. 2 in Green Bay. General Manager Ted Thompson said Sunday that the team is “actively pursuing” options at every position and that any blame for Young not working out belongs on his shoulders for not making the move to bring Young into the fold earlier.
“Quite frankly, it probably wasn’t fair to Vince, we threw a lot on his plate and the fault is probably mine,” Thompson said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I probably should have had him in here earlier. He was a great teammate, he seemed like a very humble good guy, you guys all talked to him, so we enjoyed his time here and like I say, if there was fault it was probably mine.”
Thompson stopped short of saying whether he thought Young would have made the team with more time in the system, although it’s a moot point now. The Packers signed Scott Tolzien to their practice squad, but Coleman looks like the guy who will be on the spot if anything should happen to Aaron Rodgers in a game. It’s a big risk, but there aren’t too many scenarios where the Packers look good if Rodgers isn’t running the offense.