Reports: Bills Decline EJ Manuel’s Option
It looks even more like the Bills and EJ Manuel are nearing a breakup after the 2016 season.
This means that Manuel will be on the roster this season, but will not be a part of the plans in 2017. Teams had to decide yesterday about whether or not to exercise options on their 2013 first-round picks.
If the option was exercised, he would make the average salary of the 3rd-25th quarterbacks in the league.
Manuel was taken No. 13 overall in that draft but injuries and inconsistencies have derailed his time in Buffalo. He's 6-10 in his career as a starter and has completed just 59.1 percent of his passes. He also has thrown just four more touchdowns than interceptions (19-15).
The Bills have Tyrod Taylor under contract this season and are reportedly seeking a long-term deal with the quarterback. They also drafted Cardale Jones out of Ohio State this year in the draft. He has all the tools to develop into an NFL quarterback and further signifies that the marriage with Manuel is nearing its end.