Just when it looked like Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel had locked up the starting job, news broke that he would miss the remainder of the preseason because of knee issues.
An MRI on Saturday morning confirmed that Manuel would need to undergo minor knee surgery and would be lost for the remainder of the preseason. Until the surgery is completed, we won’t know how long Manuel will be out.
This is terrible news for the rookie who went out and killed it last night in a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Manuel went out there and basically won the job Friday night completing 10 of 12 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
This opens the door for the unreliable Kevin Kolb who looked terrible Friday night completing 13 of 21 passes for 111 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. He will likely win the starting job by default until Manuel recovers from his knee issue.