EJ Manuel missed 6 games and went 4-6 as a rookie, but showed signs of promise by recording three games with a passer rating above 100.
The Bills clearly felt they had their QB of the future when they drafted EJ Manuel 16th overall in 2013. Despite a lack of wins, Manuel showed that the Bills may have found their guy when he recorded a passer rating of over 85 in five of his 10 starts. But there were several games where Manuel looked like he had no place on a football field: Manuel threw no TDs and 4 INTs in a December 8th game against the Buccaneers.
While many are hoping Manuel makes an immediate leap to a Cam Newton level in his second year, the Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett stressed patience.
“…He’s 10 games old,” Hackett said in an interview with The Buffalo News. “He’s just going on his first year in the NFL versus a very good defense we’re facing in practice. I think it’s great. We can’t ask for any better competition for him. He’s just got to keep working to get better and better.”
Manuel will be the Bills starter in the 2014 regular season. In 2013 he had 11 TDs and 9 INTs in 10 games. He missed 6 games due to a leg injury.