With injuries to Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel, rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel has found himself in the spotlight, likely to start the Buffalo Bills’ season opener against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. According to NFL.com, Tuel, a Washington State University alum, would be the first undrafted free agent rookie in his first year out of school to start Week 1 since at least 1950.
Tuel’s college coach, Mike Leach, spoke with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt about the Bills QB Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“He’s got a strong arm and he’s accurate,” Leach said. “The one thing with Jeff Tuel, and I mean really his entire college career and maybe his high school career has well, he’s never really gotten into a rhythm. Between injuries, being moved around a bit, new coaches and everything else, I don’t think he’s ever really gotten into a rhythm. So if he can get into one in Buffalo, I’m really curious as to how it would turn out.”
Listen below to hear Leach talk with Marvez and Brandt about what Tuel needs to do to beat the Patriots, and what it’s like for a rookie quarterback who didn’t win many games prior to arriving in the NFL.
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