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EJ Manuel will backup Tyrod Taylor in 2016 according to Doug Whaley.

Whaley mentioned that the former first round pick will backup Tyrod Taylor in 2016.

Cardale Jones has one of the highest ceilings of any quarterbacks in this year's draft class. After the Buffalo Bills selected the former Ohio State QB, some Bills fans may have thought that Jones would backup starter Tyrod Taylor in 2016. That won't be the case according to Bills GM Doug Whaley.


Whaley went on to say that he's comfortable with EJ Manuel as the team's backup this season. In 2016, Jones will be Buffalo's third string quarterback.


This is probably the best case scenario for Jones. Jones will have the opportunity to sit for at least one season and learn the Bills offense. As the third string quarterback, Jones won't be forced into action in the event that Taylor becomes injured.

After sitting for one season, Jones could compete for the backup job starting in 2017. There is plenty to like in regards to Jones' skill-set and with time Jones could develop into a starting quarterback in the NFL.


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