Former Cougar quarterback may get his chance as NFL starter

PULLMAN, WA - Huge news for WSU Football fans regarding a former quarterback in the NFL.

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone said former Cougar Quarterback Jeff Tuel will start their season opener if fellow rookie EJ Manuel can't play. The Bills have four quarterbacks on their roster and despite Tuel being slated as the third string QB, veteran Kevin Kolb is out with a concussion while Manuel recently had a minor knee surgery. If Tuel gets the start, he would become the first undrafted rookie quarterback in the common draft era to start a season opener. As much pressure as that is, Tuel is ready.

"You never know what's going to happen in this league and that's why you gotta' be ready," said Tuel. "And that's something I've said since I've walked in this building is that I'm gonna' prepare myself because you never know what could happen. I mean going back to college, having a red-shirt burn my freshman year, the first time I played was at the coliseum at USC 2009 so it's something that's happened to me before, so I came here and just started preparing like I was the starter since day one."

The Buffalo Bills will be at home taking on the New England Patriots on September eighth. We'll have to wait and see if Tuel is in fact behind center.