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EJ Manuel

25-Year-Old Quarterback – Buffalo Bills

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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 ...

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2015 ADP:  236.96

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/19/1990  College: Florida State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


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 18, 2015  –  EJ Manuel News

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Manuel heads into the break until training camp with some nice momentum in the three-man quarterback race, the Bills' official site reports. Said coach Rex Ryan: "He has had some moments. I thought EJ did well, he threw the touchdown pass in the two minute. Kind of looked a little watered down there on defense, but it was good. It was great to see. He looked pretty good and he had some nice plays.

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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
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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
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EJ Manuel – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

EJ Manuel was on the field for 259 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

EJ Manuel was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 694 0
2014 259 0
EJ Manuel 2014 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 @Chi 57 0 16 22 72.7% 173 1 1 7.9 4 0 6 19 3.2 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 1
2 Mia 59 0 16 26 61.5% 202 1 0 7.8 4 0 4 6 1.5 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0
3 SD 70 0 23 39 59.0% 238 1 0 6.1 4 0 5 24 4.8 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
4 @Hou 70 0 21 44 47.7% 225 2 2 5.1 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Det
6 NE
7 Min
8 @NYJ
9 KC
10 @Mia
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 3 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
13 Cle
14 @Den
15 GB
16 @Oak
17 @NE

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' 5"
Weight:   240 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
Cone Drill:   7.08 sec
Arm Length:   35.00 in
Hand Length:   10.38 in
Vertical Jump:   34 in
Broad Jump:   118 in
Bench Press
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EJ Manuel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Manuel gained 8-to-10 pounds in the offseason, The Buffalo News reports.

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Both Manuel and Matt Cassel took snaps with the starting offense at Tuesday's organized team activities, The Buffalo News reports. Coach Rex Ryan did have some nice things to say about Manuel: "The thing that stands out to me, it appears that EJ is getting a pretty good grasp of this system. Hes believing in what hes seeing and hes letting it rip ... know what youre seeing, believe in it, be right and pull the trigger. Let it fly. And I think thats what were trying to do with all of these quarterbacks. It seems like it was pretty sharp.

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With a number of NFL teams, you can look at snap counts during OTA's to determine who's ahead in the position races. However, the Bills are using a concept where they run two offenses huddling simultaneously on separate fields, then depend more on film later. The team did say Tyrod Taylor would get some looks with the starters this week as well, though it does seem clear that Manuel and Cassel are the two frontrunners.
The Bills did not draft another quarterback, nor have they brought another one in after signing a handful of undrafted free agents Monday. That leaves the main competition for the starting job between Manuel and Matt Cassel, with Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel seemingly looking like longer shots to compete.

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Manuel is expected to compete with three other quarterbacks in what the team is calling an open quarterback competition, reports. Said coordinator Greg Roman on Monday, "I think all four are doing a very nice job in our meetings and in communicating ... everyone will have a chance to work with the first team and everybody's going to have ample opportunity to put their best foot forward. When we start evaluating then we'll start to play around with things a little bit, who's with the first team the one day, and the next day, and so forth. We'll have a good feel for it as we go."

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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.


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.