EJ Manuel signed his rookie contract with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, the team announced. The deal is for four years and is worth $8.9 million, including a $4.84 million signing bonus, per Peter Schrager of FOX Sports. The $8.9 million is completely guaranteed.
The Bills selected Manuel with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, making him the first and only quarterback off the board in the first round, which came as a surprise to many. Manuel has not been practicing with the first-team offense during spring camp, but he'll have a good shot at claiming the starting spot by the time the regular season rolls around.
Buffalo released Tarvaris Jackson earlier in the week, leaving Kevin Kolb as Manuel's primary competition for the starting position. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started all 16 games for the Bills a year ago, is now with the Titans.
All eight of Buffalo's 2013 draft picks are now under contract.