Buffalo Bills Sign Rookie Quarterback E.J. Manuel

By Dan Parzych
EJ Manuel
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There were plenty of surprises to take away from the 2013 NFL Draft, but the argument can be made there was no bigger surprise in the first round than the Buffalo Bills selecting former Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel with the 16th overall pick. Now, it appears the former Seminoles star is one of the latest members from this year’s draft class to reach an agreement on a contract.

Buffalo announced on Friday how they have agreed to a deal with the first-round pick, but the details of the contract have yet to be released. There’s always a bit of concern over rookies and their contracts as the last thing any team wants to deal with is a holdout, but the Bills have to feel good about getting their potential franchise quarterback under contract in the middle of June considering the start of training camp is right around the corner.

Only time will tell when it comes to whether or not the Bills made the right move on Manuel as many believe he wasn’t worthy of being selected at No. 16 and most likely would have still been available in the second or third round. Plus, there were numerous quarterbacks from this year’s class that seemed like they would be selected before Manuel, but the fact that he was the first quarterback taken in the draft will certainly make this situation an interesting one when it comes to watching him play during the 2013 season.

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