For now, Bills plan to start Jeff Tuel against Patriots in Week 1
With the quarterback mess in Buffalo - E.j. Manuel won't play whatever is left of the preseason after knee surgery and Kevin Kolb's profession apparently is in peril after an alternate blackout - mentor Doug Marrone has arrived at the accompanying conclusion.
He said Monday that, until further notice, he plans to begin Jeff Tuel against the Patriots in Week 1.
Thus, um, good fortunes with that Jeff Tuel.
Marrone said he was cheerful Manuel could take part in that diversion in some design - and Marrone could at present alter his opinion dependent upon Manuel's health. Yet for the present, he's relying on Tuel, an undrafted free operator out of Washington State, to run with the first group.
Recall, the Bills additionally recently marked previous first-round Matt Leinart to an arrangement, so it wouldn't be THAT shocking to think Leinart could get playing time besides in the event that he's wanted.
"Jeff has been able the majority of the reps and you saw there are a few things that we've improved work getting him ready for and he needs to improve an occupation executing on the field," Marrone said Saturday. "It is a concern and we realized that going in. I settled on that choice that we were running in with three quarterbacks knowing we needed to get every one of them prepared. What's more this is the scenario that we're in and we need to manage."
Recall: four months back, Tuel was an undrafted free operator who marked on as the Bills third-string quarterback. Notwithstanding, he great could make his NFL make a big appearance beginning against the Patriots. Also here's some extra view
As per Grantland.com, it shows up as if no quarterback since the NFL-AFL merger has gone straight from the undrafted free operator ranks to beginning as the group quarterback in Week 1. Anyhow there is this: