The latest free agent quarterback to lock up a new home team is EJ Manuel. Manuel was signed by the Oakland Raiders on Monday after spending four seasons with the Buffalo Bills.
We have signed Quarterback @EJManuel3.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 20, 2017
The fifth-year quarterback was selected 16th overall by the Bills in 2013. During his rookie year, Manuel played in 10 games, passing for 1,972 yards, 11 touchdowns and threw nine interceptions.
After that, Manuel took a backseat in Buffalo for the most part playing behind Kyle Orton and Tyrod Taylor.
During his four years with Buffalo, he started in a total of 17 games. The Raiders apparently see enough value here to consider him a viable backup beyond starter Derek Carr. It’s likely he will compete with second-year quarterback Connor Cook as the team’s primary backup.
We wish Manuel success as he continues his NFL career playing out west.