Found August 26, 2013 on
NFL Injury Report:
If the road to the Super Bowl was not hard enough, the
Buffalo Bills announce that rookie quarterback, Jeff Tuel, will start Week 1
against the New England Patriots and somewhere, in the hallways underneath Gillette
Stadium, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick look at each other and just smile.
Alper of NBCSports reports that Bills head coach, Doug Marrone, feels the
best option right now is to start the unproven, inexperienced rookie Tuel
against the weathered Patriots Week 1.
This move was dictated by the injuries to QBs E.J. Manuel (knee) and
Kevin Kolb (concussion).
The Bills recently signed QBs Matt Leinart and Thad
Lewis. However, Tuel is more familiar
with the offense and has had preseason reps under center. Coach Marrone did acknowledge that starting
Tuel was not his first choice stating that, “obviously this wasn’t the plan”
Tuel is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Washington
State with career college stats that are nothing to write home to mom about
throwing for 5,932 yards for 33 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.
I beleive that if somehow Manuel is even remotely ready to go, Tuel becomes No. 2. However, the Bills are in a tough spot and
are trying to play the hand they were dealt with the cards they were given. However, it does not help that sitting at the
table is Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
You can follow me on twitter @TheSoftParade69
Talk football talk cigars talk anything, I know a little
about a lot.
Looking for fantasy football advice?
BEST OF MAXIM
How rare is it for an undrafted rookie quarterback to start week one of the regular season? As it turns out, it’s extremely rare, and if the Bills are indeed forced to play Jeff Tuel in their starting rotation against the Patriots, it will be the first time in the common draft era (1967 – present) that the scenario has played out.
Marrone: Plan now is for QB Jeff Tuel...
Yes, this may be the worst Q&A we have ever done here at the site. Frankly, I would have shot myself a month ago if I knew a Q&A about Jeff Tuel would make this site. However, there's a possibility that this guy will be our starting QB come opening day. Call it a ploy to get cheap web traffic or me being hypocritical to care about the backup QB, but I want to know what...
The Buffalo Bills are preparing as if Jeff Tuel will start their season opener against New England.
Tuel, 22, is an undrafted rookie and could become the first undrafted rookie to start since 1967 according to Eilas.
The Bills still hold up some hope that E.J. Manuel will be able to play in the Sept. 8 game against New England. Manuel, the No. 16 pick in the 2013 Draft, is dealing...
The Buffalo Bills have announced the team is planning on starting undrafted free agent rookie Jeff Tuel at quarterback against New England in Week 1.
No, not Kevin Kolb. No, not E.J. Manuel. No, not Matt Leinart. No, not Thad Lewis. No, not Jim Kelly...
Passed over in the NFL draft in April, quarterback Jeff Tuel settled on signing with the Buffalo Bills a few days later with the sole objective of cracking the team's roster.
As of Monday, the raw rookie out of Washington State is in line to start in the Bills' season opener against New England Sept. 8.
''I came here to play football, and that's what I'm...
With first-round pick EJ Manuel and veteran Kevin Kolb currently out of the lineup with injuries, the plan now for the Buffalo Bills is to start undrafted rookie free agent quarterback Jeff Tuel in Week 1 against the New England Patriots.
If Tuel gets the nod, he will be the first undrafted rookie free agent quarterback to start a Week 1 game since 1950. A loss to the Patriots ...
The Buffalo Bills’ quarterback carousel has been spinning out of control lately, and things aren’t shaping up well for their Week 1 game with the Patriots.
Rookie Quarterback E.J. Manuel‘s timetable for return is unknown, after he underwent a minor knee operation over the weekend, and veteran Kevin Kolb suffered a career-threatening concussion in the Bills’ third preseason...
With both Kevin Kolb and E.J. Manuel hurt, the Bills' Week 1 starter could be rookie Jeff Tuel. Fantasy Spin:The team is still hoping that Manuel will recover in time, but if that doesn't happen, Tuel would be the first undrafted rookie QB to start a season opener.
With Kevin Kolb’s career likely over and rookie R.J. Manuel recovering from knee surgery, Bills head coach Doug Marrone told reporters today that they plan on having Jeff Tuel start in their season opener against the Patriots.
Doug Marrone says plan is for Jeff Tuel to start against Patriots on opening day.
— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) August 26, 2013
Tuel threw for 2,088,...
The Buffalo Bills just acquired veteran QB Matt Leinart, who will back up undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Tuel in Week 1. And he's totally cool with it.
Every time a team takes the field there is a chance that history will be made, but when the Buffalo Bills face off with the New England Patriots to open the regular season, it looks like all they will have to do in order to make history is show up. Thanks to injuries to E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb
Tim Graham of the Buffalo News tweeted Monday afternoon that new Bills head coach Doug Marrone says the plan is for undrafted ex-Washington State QB Jeff Tuel to get the Week 1 start against the Patriots.
While Kevin Kolb battles what could be a career-ending concussion and EJ Manuel’s knee isn’t up to par, the Bills might have to rely on a third string kid to buy them some time...