Scott Tolzien will become the third quarterback to start for the Green Bay Packers in as many weeks when he begins Week 11 under center.
Tolzien took over for an injured Seneca Wallace during the Packers 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
“I thought Scott Tolzien played as well as could be expected,” McCarthy said in praise of the 26-year-old former quarterback of the Wisconsin Badgers.
“I thought Scott did a heck of a job,” McCarthy said, via ESPN. “We’re running plays he hasn’t even practiced yet. He comes here, and it’s a totally different language from where he’s been his first two stops. He has worked diligently on our language, transferring plays he’s had in the past into how we do things, and for the most part he was seamless in the huddle. I thought his game management, especially for the amount of preparation he had going into this game, was outstanding.”
Tolzien finished his first regular season game 24 of 38 for 280 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Mosty of his statistics were accumulated in what was more or less mop-up duty as the Packers were soundly behind.
The Packers are hoping to have Aarond Rodgers back by the end of the month but now with the possiable loss of Wallace will be pressed to sign another quarterback this week. Former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn will be in for a workout on Monday.