Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone likes what he's seen from rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel -- in fact, Marrone says the former Florida State signal caller is the best rookie player he's ever coached (Marrone was an assistant with the Jets and the Saints). The Bills selected Manuel with their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Marrone's praise comes as good news for the Bills, who may need Manuel to start from day one. He played behind Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson during OTAs, but there is a good chance he moves ahead of both of them by the time the regular season begins. The Bills' starter in 2012, Ryan Fitzpatrick, signed a contract with Tennessee earlier in the offseason, and both Kolb and Jackson have had their problems as starters in the NFL.
Manuel completed 68 percent of his throws for 3,392 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior at FSU last season.