Studious Tolzien moves up to back up Rodgers for Packers

Jun 12, 2015 4:58 PM by Ross Field

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers likes to think good thoughts about the play that he's about to run for the Green Bay Packers. There are plenty of positive memories from which the two-time NFL MVP can draw.

For backup quarterback Scott Tolzien, those memories will have to be generated at practice. If things are going right for the Packers, Tolzien will never play in a meaningful part of a regular season game.

That makes offseason workouts so important for Tolzien, who is set to back up Rodgers in 2015 after the Packers didn't re-sign Matt Flynn.

The studious Tolzien has been with Green Bay since September 2013. He says he's getting a better feel of the technical nuances of the position, especially protection schemes.

The Packers return next week for mandatory minicamp.

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