Former Cougar quarterback inches closer to historic start in NFL

PULLMAN, WA - And back for a moment to WSU quarterbacks, we have an update on a former one that most likely will be getting a huge opportunity.

One-time WSU quarterback and current Buffalo Bills QB Jeff Tuel is now one step closer to becoming the first un-drafted NFL rookie to start the regular season since 1967.

As reported last week, if first round draft pick EJ Manuel cannot play due to a recent knee surgery, Tuel will get the start this Sunday against the New England Patriots. Veteran Kevin Kolb was recently put on injured reserve with a concussion which ends his season, and free-agent Matt Leinart lasted five days on the Bills' roster before being cut.

Buffalo Head Coach Doug Marrone has said that Tuel will for sure start if Manuel can't practice or be at 100% by this Wednesday's practice.