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EJ Manuel

26-Year-Old Quarterback – Buffalo Bills

2015 Pass/Rush Stats

Yds

561

TD

3

INT

3

Yds

64

TD

1

2016 Pass/Rush Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Erstwhile starting quarterback and former first-round pick, Manuel is still employed by the Bills, but sharing the quarterback room with current starter Tyrod Taylor and the presumed future in 2016 dr...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 237   DOB: 3/19/1990  College: Florida State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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EJ Manuel Contract Information:

Signed his rookie contract with the Bills in June of 2013. The deal is expected to be worth about $8.9 million over four years, plus there will be a club option for a fifth year.

June 8, 2016  –  EJ Manuel News

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Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Manuel is his clear-cut No. 2 quarterback entering the season, BuffaloBills.com reports. “Unlike last year we’re set with a pecking order,” Ryan said Wednesday. “Tyrod is the number one guy, EJ is two and Cardale is three. We know that going in."

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EJ Manuel NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2013 23 Buf 10 180 306 58.8% 1972 11 9 6.4 28 4 0 0 0 53 186 3.5 2 6 3
2014 24 Buf 5 76 131 58.0% 838 5 3 6.4 13 1 0 0 0 16 52 3.3 1 1 0
2015 25 Buf 7 52 84 61.9% 561 3 3 6.7 6 1 0 0 0 17 64 3.8 1 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

EJ Manuel Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2013 23 Buf 10 15.3 15.3 15.3 77.7 197 3.6 2.9 28 27 14 9 11 4 1
2014 24 Buf 5 12.9 12.9 12.9 80.3 168 3.8 2.3 6 20 4 0 4 1 1
2015 25 Buf 7 6.7 6.7 6.7 78.5 80 3.6 3.6 6 8 2 0 5 2 1
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EJ Manuel – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Quarterback

Snap Count Stats

156

Offensive Snaps in 2015

EJ Manuel was on the field for 156 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

EJ Manuel was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 694 0
2014 259 0
2015 156 0
EJ Manuel 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ind
2 NE
3 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG
5 @Ten 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 70 0 28 42 66.7% 263 1 1 6.3 3 0 6 22 3.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 1
7 @Jax 78 0 24 42 57.1% 298 2 2 7.1 3 1 8 38 4.8 0 2 1 7 2 0 0 0 0
8 Mia
9 @NYJ
10 @NE
11 @KC
12 Hou
13 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Was 2 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
15 Dal
16 NYJ 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for EJ Manuel  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   237 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.08 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   35.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   118 in
GREAT
Bench Press
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Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Marcus Easley  PUP-P
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Shaq Lawson  PUP-P
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Sammy Watkins  PUP-P
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Kyle Williams  PUP-P

EJ Manuel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Bills have declined to exercise Manuel's fifth-year option, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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GM Doug Whaley says that fourth-round pick Cardale Jones will not displace Manuel on the depth chart right away, BuffaloBills.com reports. “Very comfortable,” said Whaley about Manuel. “If you look around the league we think he’s as good a number two as most out there. He’s a No. 2 for a reason as are a lot of other guys. We think he could come in and hold serve if Tyrod loses some playing time. He’s a consummate professional and he’s going to try to get better and better each day."

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Manuel started two games in 2015 when Tyrod Taylor was injured, both losses as the Bills fell to the Bengals and Jaguars in back-to-back weeks. He finished the season with 52-of-84 passing for 561 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.

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Manuel is in uniform and will serve as the Bills' backup QB on Monday against the Patriots.

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Manuel is inactive for Thursday's game at the Jets.

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Manuel completed 24-of-42 passes for 298 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Jaguars in London. He also rushed eight times for 38 yards and fumbled twice, losing one.

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Manuel is in line to start Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars after fellow quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) was ruled out for the contest, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Manuel found himself benched in favor of Kyle Orton after just four games last season. The 2013 first-round pick was 2-2 in those starts but showed minimal growth from a decent rookie season. Through two years, he's averaged a meager 6.43 YPA and completed just 58.6 percent of his passes. While raw coming out of Florida State, Manuel has impressive physical tools: great velocity, soft touch, quick release, mobility (4.65 40) and prototypical size (6-5, 240). Alas, one-time long-shot candidate Tyrod Taylor landed the team's starting job thanks to a solid preseason, with Manuel and Matt Cassel now slated to work in a backup capacity.

2014

Considering the accuracy and progression issues he displayed at Florida State, Manuel was actually somewhat promising as a rookie, completing nearly 59 percent of his passes while posting more touchdowns (13) than turnovers (12). With a year's worth of experience and a second training camp on his side, Manuel should improve in 2014, especially since the team added Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick and traded for Mike Williams. Williams is a more legitimate red-zone target than the since-traded Steve Johnson, and Watkins should be one of the league's elite YAC threats immediately. The addition of second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio at right tackle should also be useful for Manuel's development. Still, until he proves his progress, Manuel is firmly in QB2 territory.

2013

Throughout the entire draft season, it was quarterbacks Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib and Mike Glennon who received the majority of attention from the media. By late April, it was Manuel who got the last laugh as the only quarterback drafted in the first round. If Manuel holds on to job in Buffalo, he also has the best chance of any rookie to provide fantasy-relevant numbers due to his legs, but note that a knee procedure clouds his Week 1 status. Manuel, who rushed for 310 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 at Florida State, could easily eclipse those numbers in the NFL. New coach Doug Marrone also plans to install an up-tempo offense that could lead to more volume in the passing game.