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Tolzien tackles new challenge with Colts

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The past couple years, former Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien showed up to the Legends of Wisconsin Golf Classic as Aaron Rodgers' backup with the Packers. However, this year he returned to Madison with a new job title. With rookie Brett Hundley impressing last preseason in Green Bay, Tolzien could see the writing on the wall entering this offseason.

"I think just the league, in general, it's hard to have a long tenure anywhere, especially as a backup quarterback. You've just got to focus on one year at a time, even more than that, just one day at a time because it's a cut-throat business."

With that in mind, Tolzien kept his options open. In the end, the best offer he received was a two-year deal from Indianapolis to backup Andrew Luck. 

"I feel it's a good fit and a good way to extend my career."

For a player that wasn't even drafted, Tolzien has done a great job of extending his career. After two seasons with the 49ers, the 28-year old landed in Green Bay in 2013. He then made the most out of his time studying under Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy.

"I wouldn't trade my three years in Green Bay for anything. It's an unbelievable organization. It's a family there. There's a reason there's so much success. Those guys there, I'm still friends with a lot of the guys. Three years in Green Bay were some of the best years of my life. I hold those close to my heart but, at the same time, excited for the future."

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