The Green Bay Packers are down to third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien, who will hopefully be better now that he’s had a start under his belt and more time to prepare for next week’s game against the New York Giants. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy already announced following Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that Tolzien would start in Week 11, and that’s something that certainly won’t change with the following news.
According to CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora, the Green Bay Packers are expected to place veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace on the injured reserve, which means that the groin pull he suffered is a very severe one. It’s a tough blow at the QB position for the Packers, and it puts a lot of pressure on Tolzien to get the job done until Aaron Rodgers is healthy again.
It also puts quite a bit of pressure on the veteran quarterbacks that the Packers are signing and working out, as the Packers recently brought back Matt Flynn despite concerns about his health and arm strength. They are just that desperate for a reliable backup, even if Flynn already flamed out of chances with the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills this year. The Packers are also working out the wildly erratic John Skelton, who worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about a month ago. It will be interesting to see if they bring on Skelton as a third-stringer.