Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC/2ndM...PUnitas/POBrien/PMaxwell...2011: NA/P1stM/POBrien/PMaxwell...2010: NA
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Draft Scout E.J. Manuel News
11/12/15 - QB EJ Manuel continued his slide down the depth chart Thursday, when he was a healthy inactive as the Bills beat the Jets 22-17. It marked the first time Manuel, whom the Bills selected in the first round of the 2013 draft, was a healthy inactive. Manuel started 10 games as a rookie but has made just six starts since. He started consecutive games Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 when QB Tyrod Taylor was sidelined with a knee injury. Manuel has thrown for 561 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
10/22/15 - QB EJ Manuel will make his 16 career start Sunday in London vs. Jacksonville with Tyrod Taylor (knee) out.
Manuel is 6-9 as a starter including a 34-21 loss to the Bengals last week.
10/19/15 - EJ Manuel wasn't terrible in his first start Sunday since Week 4 of 2014, but he was typically inconsistent, which is mainly why he lost his job in the first place last year to Kyle Orton. Buffalo's 34-21 loss to the Bengals could not be pinned on Manuel.
In the end, he did put up three touchdowns and it was the defense that disappointed. However, Manuel does not bring the same dynamic that Tyrod Taylor does, especially with his athleticism, and also with his accuracy. Manuel just throws too many passes that are off target, and if not for some great catches by his receivers, his numbers would have been worse.
"I thought at times he was outstanding, then other times he probably wishes he had a couple throws back," said Ryan. "But overall I was pretty happy with EJ."
Manuel, who always tries to stay positive, admitted there were a few throws he'd like back, but he thought he played well enough to win the game.
"It's been a long time, I thought it went alright, but at the end of the day we didn't win, and that's the toughest part," he said. "Performance wise, of course there are some things I wish that I could have done better, but I thought it was solid."
10/18/15 - QB EJ Manuel wasn't terrible in his first start in more than a year, but he wasn't good enough. Manuel limited the negative plays, turning the ball over just once and taking only two sacks. He completed 67 percent of his passes for an average of 6.2 yards per attempt. Those are better than his career numbers, but not as good as what Tyrod Taylor was able to produce through the first five games.
10/14/15 - QB EJ Manuel, who may get the start Sunday, has not started a game since Week 4 of the 2014 season in Houston.