Bills QB E.J. Manuel Hires New Agent

On the cusp of free agency, E.J. Manuel has changed agents, as Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal tweets. Manuel will now be repped by CAA with Todd France as his primary agent. E.J. Manuel (vertical)

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France is now the third agent to represent Manuel in his NFL career. He’ll try to drum up a market for Manuel at a strange time in his career. Once the top QB in Buffalo, Manuel has been moved down the depth chart to make way for Tyrod Taylor. The Bills have their own tough decision to make on Taylor, but it’s hard to see a scenario where they move on from him and install Manuel as the starter again.

A return to the Bills as a backup may be a possibility, but it’s probably not what Manuel has in mind. France will now have the challenge of marketing Manuel after a season in which he has thrown just five passes. Before that – from 2013-2015 – Manuel was just 6-10 as a starter. The Florida State product will turn 27 in March and teams will evaluate him on what he can do today versus his future upside.

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