Washington State football coach Mike Leach said in a radio interview that he will be interested to see how rookie Jeff Tuel performs as a pro quarterback for the Buffalo Bills – but perhaps he should have stopped right there.
“He’s never really won any games,” Leach went on to say of Tuel, who had a 4-22 record at WSU, in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday. “His entire college career and maybe his high school career as well, he’s never really gotten into a rhythm, between injuries and just being moved around a bit, with new coaches.”
Leach said he didn’t think Tuel’s win-loss record “means he’s a bad quarterback” and that the rookie “needs to go out there and expect success.”
Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Monday that he plans on starting the undrafted Tuel at quarterback in the regular-season opener, when Buffalo hosts the New England Patriots.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tuel would be the first undrafted rookie quarterback in the common draft era (since 1967) to start a regular-season opener.