He got the lion’s share of the work on Wednesday, but on Thursday his reps appeared to increase even more as Buffalo’s offensive staff makes a concerted effort to have EJ Manuel as ready as possible to make a sizable jump in on field performance in his second NFL season.
Manuel made a handful of good looking passes downfield including throws to Mike Williams and Chris Hogan, but also made use of his check down options underneath and in the flat in practice Thursday. Additionally there were some plays where he chose to pull it down and run after not finding any viable options downfield.
Buffalo’s starting quarterback has made quick and accurate coverage recognition a top priority this offseason.
Manuel was the #29 fantasy QB in his rookie season, but owned the #26 per game average. The team has made an effort to improve the weapons around him. He now has Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams to throw to. There's a chance he could work his way into a QBBC/streaming role by midseason if he can progress.