E.J. Manuel, QB, Bills
|QB - #29||308.92||BUF||Active||2 years||25||6'5||240||@EJManuel3|
There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-in
Buffalo's brass has done a decent job of setting the table for Manuel to have a successful season (and that's without Stevie Johnson). They acquired Mike Williams from the Buccaneers. They then paired him with first-round pick Sammy Watkins. Robert Woods and field-stretcher Marquise Goodwin were already in place, plus the Bills have a couple of running backs who are apt receivers. The question is whether Manuel can take full advantage of his situation. He completed only 56-percent of his passes with as many touchdowns as turnovers prior to an October knee injury that sidelined him for a month. He put together some better games once he returned, but it was still a very uneven rookie campaign. It's worth noting that Manuel (who has a capable running ability) has undergone three knee surgeries since entering the league. His athleticism and continued maturation as a passer could lead to a bright future, but it's unlikely that Manuel finds his stride in his second season. He's not off to a good start if spring practices are any indication. He is a low-end QB2 on most days.Last updated on Jul-06-2014 by Rusty Reeves
The Bills' quarterbacks are all splitting reps equally. One thing that grabbed head coach Rex Ryan's attention is the progress E.J. Manuel is making in the offense. "The thing that stands out to me, it appears that EJ is getting a pretty good grasp of this system," Ryan said. "He's believing in what he's seeing and he's letting it rip. And that's kind of what you want from the guy.
This is not a ringing endorsement but it's also not a bad thing. The biggest knock on Manuel is his inability to grasp the offense and poor decision making skills. If he can remedy those issues, he's by far the most talented QB on the roster. Matt Cassel will be the Week 1 starter. Nonetheless, Manuel will eventually get his shot this season. The main reason being a bad offensive line combined with a bad pocket quarterback is not a good match.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/27 - Bills QB E.J. Manuel is 'getting a pretty good grasp' of the system
5/24 - Bills QB E.J. Manuel has 'equal footing' in position battle
5/23 - Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will get first-team reps in camp
5/19 - Bills OC Greg Roman insists E.J. Manuel's roster spot is secure
5/13 - Bills QB E.J. Manuel raves about offense
4/28 - Bills are splitting reps equally between three QBs at voluntary minicamp
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