The Green Bay Packers made two significant acquisition at the quarterback position in 2015, as they elected to part ways with Matt Flynn for a second time. Former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien was re-signed as part of the free agent class, while Ted Thompson made a surprise move during the 2015 NFL Draft to move up in the fifth round to select another quarterback.
Neither player made a significant impact during the regular season thanks to good health from the starter, but both being present on the roster helped to give Packers fans and coaches some peace of mind after the backup issues of the 2013 season.
How acquired: re-signed to one-year $1.35 million contract
2015 Stats: 1 completion on 1 attempt, 4 yards; 3 rushes, -3 yards
Aaron Rodgers' backup in every game in 2015, Tolzien saw very little actual game action with Rodgers remaining healthy enough to play every meaningful snap of each game. Tolzien earned the backup job with a solid summer performance, beating out a rookie and a token competition from free agent Matt Blanchard in training camp.
Tolzien received some interest last offseason as a potential starter, and it is possible that he may this season as well. However, he has had no regular-season action tape since his handful of starts in 2013 while filling in for Rodgers while his collarbone was fractured.
How acquired: 5th-round draft pick (#147 overall). Contract: 4 years, $2.503 million
2015 stats: None
Hundley was the NFL's top-rated passer in the 2015 preseason, and he racked up a very impressive 16-of-23 line in the fourth preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. That game saw him rack up 236 yards and four touchdowns, and although it came against a team that would be the league's worst in pass defense.
However, Hundley was not activated for any 2015 games, thanks to Rodgers and Tolzien remaining healthy. Another offseason through the Packers' program should help him to continue on his upward trajectory and development..