ESPN’s John Clayton predicts the Buffalo Bills will start Kevin Kolb over E.J. Manuel

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“It’s probably gonna end up being Kevin Kolb” over the former Seminole.

ESPN’s John Clayton predicted on NFL 32 Monday that veteran quarterback Kevin Kolb will start the season for the Buffalo Bills over rookie E.J. Manuel.

“It looks like it’s probably gonna end up being Kevin Kolb,” Clayton said.

After tossing 28 scores, against 25 picks, for 5,206 yards over 34 games as a professional, Buffalo signed the 28-year-old Kolb to a two-year deal worth $13 million in March.

Comparatively, taken out of Florida State with the 16th pick in April’s draft, the 23-year-old Manuel inked a five-year contract valued at roughly $9 million earlier this month.

Although not practicing with starters, Bills general manager Doug Whaley and head coach Doug Marrone insist that Manuel could be under center against the Patriots in New England on September 8.

Unfortunately for Buffalo, Manuel is entirely unprepared to operate Nathaniel Hackett’s “K-Gun” offense and the Bills would be wise to let Kolb supplant Ryan Fitzpatrick.

If protected in the pocket and surrounded by adequate talent, Kolb should be able to somewhat impress as a Bill in “The City of No Illusions.”

Removed from a pathetic 6-10 campaign and having not qualified for the playoffs since 1999, Kolb is an ideal short-term solution for Buffalo.

In stark contrast, Manuel is quickly flustered when pressured and the youngster would get slaughtered performing in 2013.

A standout athlete brimming with testicular fortitude, smarts and dedication, the native Virginian will eventually mature into a solid Bill.

Nevertheless, for now, “it’s probably gonna end up being Kevin Kolb” this autumn.

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