Quarterback E.J. Manuel, First-round NFL Draft Pick by Buffalo Bills in 2013, Retires

EJ Manuel appeared in 28 games over four seasons with the Bills. (Photo: Dennis Schneidler, USA TODAY Sports)
EJ Manuel appeared in 28 games over four seasons with the Bills. (Photo: Dennis Schneidler, USA TODAY Sports)

EJ Manuel, who was the No. 16 overall selection in the 2013 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, has decided to retire

The 29-year-old quarterback was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason to compete for a backup job behind 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.

Over four seasons with the Bills, Manuel started 17 games, compiling a 6-11 record in those starts. He threw 19 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 77.5 during his time in Buffalo, which opted to not exercise the fifth-year option on Manuel’s contract in 2016. Manuel signed with the Oakland Raiders, spending the 2017 season as a backup to Derek Carr. He was released by the Raiders after the team traded for AJ McCarron before the start of the 2018 season.

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SOURCE: Jim Reineking, USA TODAY