EJ Manuel's rookie season did not go the way he hoped, being sidelined on three separate occasions with knee injuries. He was put in a tough situation, thanks to missing a majority of training camp and valuable practice time throughout the season because of these injuries.
This coming season will hopefully be different for Manuel, who will have a full offseason to rehab his knees and be healthy in time for OTAs. The Bills hope that he can stay healthy over the 2014 season and show he can be the franchise quarterback they thought they were getting when he was drafted last year.
He showed flashes last year of being that guy, particularly with his game-winning drive against Carolina, but he was inconsistent over the year. This could be attributed to the fact that his season kept starting and stopping due to the injuries.
If he can healthy, Doug Marrone and the offensive coaching staff might open the playbook a little more because of Manuel's experience. It would not be surprising to see the team put the game more on his shoulders and put him in position to win.
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