The competition to backup Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a close race in the eyes of the team's QB coach Alex Van Pelt, who called it "up in the air right now."
"I think it's up in the air right now," Van Pelt said Wednesday. "It's in a competition. That's healthy for everybody."
Flynn started the Packers' first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, but Tolzien ended up with better stats. He completed eight of 12 passes for 124 yards, compared to Flynn's 49 yards on five completions in 10 attempts.
Rodgers is set to start Green Bay's next preseason game Saturday, and Van Pelt said at some point he'd like to see Tolzien with the second team to see how effective he is.
Van Pelt said Flynn has the advantage of having been in the system longer, but Tolzien is "coming on as well" after having a full offseason with the team. Flynn played for the Packers from 2008-11 before re-joining the team last season. Tolzien was signed by Green Bay last season.
- Molly Geary