However, the 2013 Senior Bowl MVP and 2012 second team All-ACC selection is nowhere near ready to operate Nathaniel Hackett’s “K-Gun” offense.
The 28-year-old Kolb, who has tossed 28 scores, in comparison to 25 picks, for 5,206 yards in 34 games, failed miserably as a Cardinal in Arizona.
Regardless, considering only the great Kurt Warner managed to thrive in Arizona, it’s difficult to fairly judge, or even analyze, the 6-foot-3, 218 pound Kolb.
Removed from a miserable 6-10 campaign and having not qualified for the playoffs since 1999, Kolb is an ideal short-term solution for Buffalo.
If protected in the pocket and surrounded by decent talent, Kolb should be able to somewhat impress as a Bill in “The City of No Illusions.”
Comparatively, Manuel, who threw 47 touchdowns, against 28 interceptions, for 7,741 yards as a Seminole, is quickly flustered when pressured and would get slaughtered performing this autumn in Orchard Park.
A standout athlete with great toughness, smarts and dedication, Manuel will eventually mature into a solid Bill.
Nevertheless, for sanity and health purposes alone, E.J. Manuel has no business getting “thrown into the mix of competition” this summer.by