GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Scott Tolzien was born into a family of Chicago Bears fans. Living in Rolling Meadows, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, that made sense. But Tolzien -- who started two seasons for the Wisconsin Badgers and is now a member of the Green Bay Packers' practice squad -- always rooted for the team his family hated most.
"I grew up a Packers fan," Tolzien said Monday inside Green Bay's locker room. "Some would say, 'Well, that's just because you're here now,' but that's the truth. My family was Bears fans, but I was the black sheep in that aspect."
Released by the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 26, Tolzien was signed Monday by the Packers as part of Green Bay's backup-quarterback overhaul. Vince Young was cut Saturday and B.J. Coleman was released early Monday, making it appear temporarily as if there was not a No. 2 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers. But Young and Coleman were soon replaced by Tolzien and veteran Seneca Wallace.
Tolzien traveled to Green Bay while a member of ...