NFL Draft 2014: Buffalo Bills won’t draft quarterback in first-round

Dec 15, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 15, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

For some reason, it seems that folks around the NFL and analysts watching the game want to assume that Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel won’t pan put and is going to be a bust. Full disclosure, I myself have fallen into that category and it’s a lame category to be in at least at the moment.

This doubting of E.J. Manuel has led to many considering the idea of the Bills drafting a quarterback in the first-round for a second consecutive year, but one guy isn’t too keen on the idea. Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley spoke about the idea of drafting a quarterback to replace a guy entering just his second year, and seems to shoot down the notion.

Per Tim Graham of the Buffalo News:

“With the way our roster’s set up right now, besides quarterback, we could go with any position,”

Sure, Manuel hurt his knee and seemed to be less than spectacular for most of 2013, but that doesn’t damn his career. He may end up not panning out, but you can’t predict that in just is second season and the Bills don’t plan on going that route in 2014.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, E.J. Manuel, NFL Draft 2014

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