The NFL’s Backup Plans

Where does the Packers' Scott Tolzien rank in terms of attempts and starts among the NFL's projected backup quarterbacks?

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This chart lists the NFL’s No. 2 quarterbacks, as projected on the depth charts at Ourlads.com. They are listed in order of career pass attempts (with career starts), according to statistics at Pro-Football-Reference.com. Green Bay’s Scott Tolzien ranks 23rd in attempts and is tied for 23rd in starts.

Team: PlayerAttemptsStarts
Indianapolis: Matt Hasselbeck5,074152
Baltimore: Matt Schaub3,19190
N.Y. Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick2,91189
Philadelphia: Mark Sanchez2,17670
Jacksonville: Chad Henne1,95453
Carolina: Derek Anderson1,53745
Minnesota: Shaun Hill1,18334
Oakland: Christian Ponder1,05736
Washington: Colt McCoy83125
Dallas: Brandon Weeden82521
San Francisco: Blaine Gabbert78427
Miami: Matt Moore76825
Pittsburgh: Bruce Gradkowski70920
San Diego: Kellen Clemens62321
Tampa Bay: Mike Glennon61918
Buffalo: E.J. Manuel43714
Arizona: Drew Stanton42712
Chicago: Jimmy Clausen34711
New Orleans: Luke McCown3179
St. Louis: Austin Davis2848
Tennessee: Zach Mettenberger1796
Atlanta: T.J. Yates1705
Green Bay: Scott Tolzien902
Houston: Ryan Mallett792
Kansas City: Chase Daniel752
Cleveland: Johnny Manziel352
Denver: Brock Osweiler300
New England: Jimmy Garoppolo270
N.Y. Giants: Ryan Nassib50
Cincinnati: A.J. McCarron00
Detroit: Kellen Moore00
Seattle: B.J. Daniels00

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