What We Learned from Bills QB EJ Manuel’s 2013 Season

May 31, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel 16th overall to be the franchise quarterback. A review of his rookie season shows that while he possesses some of the necessary tools to succeed in the NFL, he must diversify his game if he's ever going to develop into a top-flight NFL quarterback.
Manuel's rookie season got off to a rough start, as the 2013 NFL draft's only first-round quarterback endured a knee injury that threatened to keep him out Week 1. His performance against the New England Patriots, in the first game of the season, turned out to be one of his best of the year. He followed it up with another impressive and thrilling performance against the Carolina Panthers.
From there, things got shaky. Manuel did not complete more than 60 percent of his throws and a 75 passer rating in a game again until November. 
But it goes deeper than just the numbers. They all account for something that happened on the field. There's a lot to digest. In order to...

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