The 23-year-old Manuel suffered a sprained right LCL on October 3 in a 37-24 loss to the Browns (3-2) in Cleveland.
The former Seminole had unofficially won Buffalo’s quarterback competition over Kevin Kolb before sustaining the injury.
Unfortunately, signing a two-year deal worth $13 million in March, the 29-year-old Kolb endured a potentially career-ending concussion during the preseason.
Manuel looked decent operating Nathaniel Hackett’s “K-Gun” offense and compiled five touchdowns, against three interceptions, for 985 yards over three games.
Inking a five-year contract valued at roughly $9 million in June, Manuel added 91 yards on the ground.
A standout athlete brimming with testicular fortitude, smarts and dedication, Manuel should mature into a solid Bill.
Nevertheless, sitting in the basement of the AFC East and featuring the league’s 18th ranked attack and 25th defense, Buffalo’s again a hideous squad.
For the betterment of the present and future, Manuel should slowly return to the lineup.
Despite partaking in individual drills this week, there is no reason for E.J. Manuel to start again until Buffalo meets the Jets on November 17 in the swamps of Jersey.by