WSU Football: NFL Writer Gill Brandt Praises Former WSU QB Jeff Tuel


Aug 30, 2012; Provo, UT, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel (10) during warm-ups before a game against the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Gill Brandt has been around the NFL for quite some time and definitely knows a thing or two about the game. He was the vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960-89,  and he helped Dallas grow into one of the most powerful and popular sports franchises in America. His innovative management and personnel systems are standard operating procedure today for many teams at the professional and collegiate levels nationwide. He now works at as a senior analyst.

He broke the news about Jeff Tuel having scheduled visits with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots. Late after the NFL draft, Brandt wrote a piece about some of the top players that went undrafted. If you want to read the entire post here it is: 

In the piece that he wrote, he had Jeff Tuel at #2 and just in front of him was Tennessee Quarterback Tyler Bray. He had this to say about Jeff Tuel,

"“Mike Leach, the coach at Washington State, called me about a week ago and said that he thought Tuel had a real good chance of developing into an NFL starting quarterback in time. Tuel is a developmental prospect with the ability to be an eventual starter in the right situation."

Those are some strong words from Brandt, by saying he believes he can be a starter in the right situation. He for sure believes Tuel can make it at the next level, if given the right opportunity. He does have his work cut out in Buffalo, as they may not know who the QB will be yet but he’ll have to battle with Kevin Kolb and E.J. Manuel. Two other quarterbacks on the roster are former Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and former USC Quarterback Aaron Corp.