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EJ Manuel is off the charts

Why has Buffalo put the fate of the franchise in the hands of this 23-year-old?

Originally Published: October 4, 2013
By John Brenkus | ESPN The Magazine

THE EARLY REVIEWS of Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel have been mixed. So why has Buffalo put the fate of the franchise in the hands of this 23-year-old? Let Sport Science count the reasons.

.33: Average release time for a Manuel pass, in seconds. That's the fastest among the six QBs Sport Science tested in its lab this year. By comparison, the NFL average is 0.40.

6: Number of randomly triggered targets Manuel hit from 20 yards in 10 tries. He is the only quarterback ...

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