By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills' quarterback plan isn't according to Hoyle.
What they're about to do isn't even according to Brodie Croyle or Brian Hoyer.
The Buffalo Bills have two quarterbacks on their active roster, EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel. Both are rookies. Even when you consider Thad Lewis from the practice squad, Bills quarterbacks have combined to play one NFL game.
As Grantland.com writer Bill Barnwell points out, the Bills would become the first NFL team since the 1970 merger to open a season with only rookie quarterbacks on its roster.
If the Bills aren't comfortable enough with Manuel's knee injury to start him against the New England Patriots on Sunday, then Tuel would become the first undrafted rookie in the modern NFL to start on opening day.
I wonder what a robust analytics department would say about the Bills' chances to succeed with such a strategy.
Cornelius Bennett, one four linebackers on the Bills' 50th anniversary team, tweeted his reaction:
@ByTimGraham that can't be good— Cornelius Bennett (@realcbennett97) September 2, 2013
Russ Brandon warned us when he took over as team president the Bills would be outside-the-box thinkers, progressive, daring.
I'm pretty sure this wasn't what the fans had in mind.
taggedJeff Tuel | Russ Brandon | Thad Lewis