Green Bay Packers: Who Is The Best Option To Back Up Aaron Rodgers?

By Baxter Colburn
Scott Tolzien
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Just for a minute, let’s think about the following situation; the Green Bay Packers trade up in the 2014 NFL Draft and select a quarterback. Madness, right?! Or what if the Packers did not trade up but still selected a quarterback with their first pick?

Honestly, both situations are ridiculous and will probably not happen, but it makes you wonder. Are the Packers confident with who is currently backing up their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers?

In my professional opinion, I think Green Bay has a serious problem that must be addressed sooner rather than later. Matt Flynn did do a decent job filling in for the injured Rodgers, but never really lived up to his talent.

On the other side of things, Scott Tolzien was not given enough time to get his feet wet and truly experience the role of a starting quarterback in the NFL. Tolzien has a lot of rare talent that, if properly trained, could develop into elite caliber talent.

With Tolzien already a lock to be on the team next season, the Packers have to decide what makes the most sense for this up-coming season. Should the Pack draft a new quarterback or re-sign Flynn and continue to work him back into their system? These and many more questions must be answered by coach Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson.

Several options are also available in the free-agent market, including Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. Sure, Michael Vick may be 32 and more injury prone than during his younger days, but he still has some life left in both his arm and legs.

Overall, the Packers have a lot of this to consider before the 2014 season kicks-off.

Baxter Colburn is an NFL writer for Follow him on Twitter @Baxstar20, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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