Coming Up
  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.



Packers in better shape at backup quarterback for 2014

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Scott Tolzien a developmental prospect the team likes, but will Matt Flynn return?

Over the next couple of weeks, will be taking a look at the Packers’ roster, position by position. The first installment focuses on the quarterbacks.

GREEN BAY—The Packers hadn’t needed more than two starting quarterbacks to get through a season for more than two decades until it required four to navigate a topsy-turvy 2013.

It was practically an act of Murphy’s Law that the year the Packers entered the season the least prepared at backup quarterback would be the year the position’s depth would be tested more than ever.

The hope, of course, is that it won’t be tested like that again in 2014. Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime, under contract long term and possibly coming back eager as ever after a broken collarbone cost him half of last season.

With the strongest running game he’s ever had behind him, Rodgers threw for 2,536 yards in eight games plus one series, meaning he might have approached his first 5,000-yard season or topped his franchise-record 4,643 yards from 2011 had he stayed healthy.

The first major injury of Rodgers’ career, though, underscored his immeasurable value to the team as a whole and the premium placed on quarterback play for the Packers to succeed. So what happened in 2013 – when three potential backups to Rodgers were jettisoned at the end of training camp, leaving the Packers to start over at the position – can’t happen again.

It wasn’t anyone’s fault that the first backup, Seneca Wallace, got hurt one week after Rodgers broke his collarbone, but signing a 33-year-old QB in Week 1 who hadn’t played in a regular-season game in more than a year carried an inherent injury risk that bit the Packers big-time.

Last season ended with Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien behind Rodgers, but whether next season begins that way will depend mostly on Flynn.

A pending free agent, Flynn’s value on the market is suspect to say the least. Did he entice another team to give him a chance to start after rallying the Packers to two wins and a tie in come-from-behind fashion, or will his previous three unproductive stops in Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo make others believe Flynn’s potential success is limited to Mike McCarthy’s offensive system?

If Flynn does return to Green Bay, expect a full-on offseason competition for the No. 2 job with Tolzien, a prospect still developing who gained multiple preseasons’ worth of experience in his three-quarter relief appearance in place of Wallace and two subsequent starts.

Tolzien wasn’t able to post any victories, but he showed poise in the pocket and the ability to hit the deep shot. The offense wasn’t lacking for yardage with Tolzien at the controls, but it didn’t score enough points due to failures in the red zone and Tolzien’s five interceptions.

Those shortcomings weren’t all that unexpected for a quarterback getting his first career regular-season action, and with a playbook he was handed just a week before the opener.

Limiting interceptions has been a coaching strength of McCarthy’s and offensive coordinator Tom Clements’ dating back to Brett Favre, so there’s no reason to believe Tolzien won’t improve in that area. He gave the coaching staff -- which will have a new QB coach following the departure of Ben McAdoo to be offensive coordinator of the New York Giants -- plenty of good work to build on.

The bottom line is the Packers liked what they saw from the former Rose Bowl starter for the University of Wisconsin, and 2014 could determine whether he’s a potential long-term backup for Rodgers, who was backed up by Flynn for his first four years as the offense’s centerpiece (2008-11).

Whether Tolzien is competing for that job with Flynn and/or a rookie draft pick will be determined in the coming months. Since selecting Flynn in the seventh round in 2008, General Manager Ted Thompson has drafted only one quarterback (B.J. Coleman in the seventh round in 2012) in the last five drafts.

That’s a drought that could end if the right prospect is available in the right draft slot, but again, that probably depends on what happens with Flynn.

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