Former Niner Scott Tolzien gets first career start in NFL

 

Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

 

For much of the last two seasons, Scott Tolzien had spent his time in the NFL as a third stringer quarterback behind the likes of Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.

In his third season with the San Francisco 49ers, Tolzien suddenly found himself fighting to keep his job after Colt McCoy was brought in to take over the backup duties to Kaepernick. Battling rookie B.J. Daniels for the third string quarterback, Tolzien was outplayed and eventually released on August 26, 2013.

On September 1, Tolzien was signed to the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers and after starting QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone to his non-throwing shoulder, Tolzien was brought up to the active roster as the No. 2 QB.

Last Sunday, Tolzien’s wild ride continued as the former Wisconsin Badger entered in as the QB during the Packers game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an injury to Seneca Wallace.

Now Tolzien, the former 49er backup QB will make his first NFL career start on Sunday when the Packers travel to New York to take on the Giants. The move means that every single quarterback on the 49ers roster in 2011 and 2012 will now be starting an NFL game this weekend.

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