Packers' 2014 Roster Preview: Returning Quarterbacks

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

We break down the three returning QBs who are back in Green Bay for another year.

To prepare for training camp, we will be breaking down every player on the Green Bay Packers' 90-man roster in more detail, looking at contract terms and 2013 statistics, before we make our prediction for which players will make the 53-man roster at the end of training camp.

We begin our roster breakdown with a look at the quarterbacks who return to Green Bay after playing for the team in 2013. Three of the four players fall into this category, including the team's biggest star player.

#12 Aaron Rodgers

6'2", 225 pounds
How acquired: first-round draft pick, 2005

2014 Contract Terms (signed through 2019)

Base salary: $900,000
Roster bonus: $9.5 million
Workout bonuses: $500,000
Total compensation: $10.9 million
Salary cap hit: $17.55 million

2013 Statistics

9 games played, 9 starts
Passing: 193-290 (66.6%), 2,536 yards, 17 TDs, 6 INTs, 104.9 passer rating
Rushing: 30 attempts, 120 yards (4.0 YPC)

Rodgers' 2013 season was limited by his broken collarbone, but he still posted excellent numbers when he was on the field and led the team to victory against the Bears upon his return, clinching the NFC North title.

#10 Matt Flynn

6'2", 225 pounds
How acquired: free agent signing, 2013

2014 Contract Terms (signed for 2014 only)

Base salary: $730,000
Signing bonus: $75,000
Roster bonuses: $138,125
Workout bonus: $25,000
Incentives: $100,000
Salary Cap hit: $1,068,125

2013 Statistics

Packers
5 games, 4 starts
Passing: 102-166 (61.4%), 1,146 yards, 7 TDs, 4 INTs, 86.1 passer rating
Rushing: 17 attempts, 61 yards (3.6 YPC)

Total
9 games, 5 starts
Passing: 124-200 (62.0%), 1,392 yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs, 85.7 passer rating
Rushing: 20 attempts, 65 yards (3.3 YPC)

After spending some time with both Oakland and Buffalo earlier in the year, Flynn was signed off the street after both Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace were injured. He salvaged a tie against Minnesota and led the team to a 2-2 record in his four starts with wins against the Falcons and Cowboys.

#16 Scott Tolzien

6'2", 213 pounds
How acquired: signed as free agent in 2013; assigned to practice squad; later promoted to active roster

2014 Contract Terms (signed for 2014 only)

Base salary: $645,000
Salary cap hit: $645,000

2013 Statistics

3 games played, 2 starts
Passing: 55-90 (61.1%), 717 yards, 1 TD, 5 INTs, 66.8 passer rating
Rushing: 5 attempts, 55 yards (11.0 YPC), 1 TD

Tolzien spent the early part of the season on the practice squad before being thrust into the starting role following Rodgers' and Wallace's injuries. He showed some signs of promise, but was prone to mistakes and eventually was pulled at halftime of his second start.

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