Presume rookie EJ Manuel won't heal in time for the Buffalo Bills' season opener.
The team is, head coach Doug Marrone said on Monday. In that case, undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel would start at quarterback against the New England Patriots a week from Sunday.
Tuel would become the first undrafted rookie signal-caller in the modern era to start an NFL season opener, according to Elias.
"That's cool. Didn't know that," Tuel told Bills reporters.
That's not cool with the teams' fans.
Manuel is recovering from minor surgery on his left knee, after injuring it against Minnesota on Aug. 16. And with his top training-camp competitor Kevin Kolb now out "for some time" with a concussion, the Bills on Sunday acquired journeymen backups Matt Leinart and Thaddeus Lewis.
If Manuel and Kolb indeed can't go against the Pats, who would you start at quarterback? Tuel, Leinart or Lewis?