The Buffalo Bills have a quarterback project they’re working on in E.J. Manuel but that might not stop them from pursing a trade that lands them Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.
According to Mike Rodak from ESPN.com, the Bills may entertain the idea of trading for Cousins if they can get him at the right price.
Publicly, the Bills threw their support behind Manuel shortly after the season ended, when coach Doug Marrone named Manuel his starter for next season. … If there’s behind-the-scenes questions about Manuel and the team is able to find capable competition, nothing would stop Marrone from backtracking on his decision. It’s not clear how the Bills have evaluated Cousins as a signal-caller, but if they are high on him, then the possibility of a trade can’t be dismissed simply because Marrone told Manuel he’s their guy.
Of course, the Bills seem committed to Manuel and likely wouldn’t give up anything more than a second-round pick to get him, if even that.
Still, the idea of adding true competition behind or in front of Manuel could help him in the long term and might even help Buffalo find a solution to their quarterback problem.