EJ Manuel to reportedly retire

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EJ Manuel’s much maligned career may finally be over. 

ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted Monday that Manuel is planning to retire from football. 

Manuel signed with the Chiefs in the offseason to compete for their backup role. He played in 30 career games and threw for 3,767 yards, 20 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

He was orginally a Bills first round pick, taken 16th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.

He started 10 games in his rookie season as the Bills limped to a 6-10 record.

Manuel was handed the reigns to the offense at the start of 2014 and led Buffalo to a 2-2 record before being benched in favor of Kyle Orton, who was signed as a free agent in August of that year.

Orton helped Buffalo to a 9-7 overall record to secure the franchise’s first winning record in 11 seasons, but retired after the season. 

Buffalo did not pick up Manuel’s fifth year option, leaving him as a free agent follwing the 2017 campaign.  The former Florida State quarterback signed as a backup with Oakland and played in only two games for the Raiders.

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