In Western New York there is a quarterback competition going on. It might not be the one you hear about nationally between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith, but it’s just as compelling. Kevin Kolb is fighting for his career while rookie E.J. Manuel is coming into the NFL looking to establish himself.
According to Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550, Manuel has had the better camp:
Comparatively speaking, EJ Manuel has been the best quarterback at St. John Fisher College through the first six days of practice. Kevin Kolb has done little to cement the starting job and Manuel has looked calm in his first training camp.
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Before Buffalo Bills fans rejoice at the news they finally found their quarterback of the future, Buscaglia writes:
Without Kolb on the field, however, the ability to compare the two was not an option on Sunday. Due to that fact, Manuel’s negative plays are a bit amplified and he’ll be looking to come out stronger on Monday. The rookie threw three interceptions throughout 11-on-11 drills. Two were definitively his fault, while the other probably would have been just an incomplete pass had it not been for a spectacular play made by the cornerback in coverage.