Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is a strange fellow. He is also a strange follow on Twitter sometimes. Occasionally, Irsay will break Colts-related news on his Twitter account, as he did on Friday afternoon.
That news involves the Green Bay Packers, as former backup quarterback Scott Tolzien is apparently signing with the Colts:
We have agreed to terms with quarterback Scott Tolzien.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 11, 2016
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein reports that his contract is for two years.
Tolzien departs after spending three years with the Packers organization and being Aaron Rodgers' primary backup in 2015. He will presumably be the backup to another top-flight quartbeack who wears number 12, Andrew Luck, in Indianapolis. Tolzien was reported to have a visit with the Chicago Bears on tap, but that will obviously not take place now.
His departure also means that the Packers will in all likelihood go into the 2016 season with second-year pro Brett Hundley as the backup to Rodgers. Ryan Williams is the third quarterback currently on the roster, but it would not be a surprise to see Green Bay draft a fourth quarterback late in April's NFL Draft or sign a rookie as an undrafted free agent after the Draft concludes.
Tolzien leaves the Packers with a stat line of 56-91 (61.5%) for 721 yards, with one touchdown and five interceptions. He also added a touchdown on the ground as well, rushing for 52 yards on 8 attempts. Most of those statistics came in the 2013 season, when he started a pair of games when Aaron Rodgers was injured with a broken collarbone.
We wish the best of luck to Tolzien as he continues his NFL career.