Since Kevin Kolb had a freak accident and couldn’t play in the Buffalo Bills’ first preseason game, he’ll be the starter for their next matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
Head coach Doug Marrone wanted to clarify after his announcement today that the decision was on not being able to watch Kolb play last week and not due to E.J. Manuel’s play, who’s also competing for the starting job.
Marrone said the decision was not a reflection of Manuel, who played well against theIndianapolis Colts on Sunday, and more about the competition at quarterback.
“Kevin probably would have started the first game if he wasn’t injured or hurt, and EJ would have come in and then EJ would have started this game,” Marrone said. “But because of injury, obviously EJ started and I’m going to get Kevin his start. You can’t call it a competition and then all of the sudden not have the quarterbacks getting those starts.”
Reportedly, Kolb looked back to his old self on Tuesday after returning to practice on Monday.