Roman also indicated that anyone can step up and earn the starting quarterback job.
Manuel is expected to be involved in a three-way quarterback battle during camp with Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor. He's completed 58.6 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,810 yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games as a pro.
Manuel is expected to compete with Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor for the starting job. He has proven mediocre at best since arriving in Buffalo with a 58.6 completion rate, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
That didn't stop Manuel from praising what he has seen.
"I just think the dynamics that we have and the personnel that we have, you look at the receivers, running backs and the tight ends ... and the O-linemen getting better, getting stronger, getting nastier," Manuel told WGR-AM. "But with the shifts and motions and the things we'll do to mix it up for a defense is going to be really good. ... Instead of being vanilla, we'll have a whole lot of different looks for opponents to prepare for."
Manuel had previously spoken about 2015 being a particularly important season for him.
"I don't want to say it's a make-it-or-break-it year, but I know it's definitely a very important spring right now," Manuel said following a voluntary veterans minicamp session this week. "Obviously, the third year is where a lot of NFL quarterbacks that are starters really show that, 'Hey, this guy can be a longtime starter for this team.'"
Manuel is expected to be involved in a three-way quarterback battle during camp with Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor. He said he'd be fine if the Bills add a fourth quarterback to the mix as well.
"Welcome to the team," Manuel said, when asked what his reaction might be. "Come in and be ready to work, and fall in line."
Coach Rex Ryan liked what he saw from Manuel during the team's first on-field session Tuesday.
"EJ was impressive to me today," Ryan said. "I'd still like to see it speeded up just a tad."
Running back Fred Jackson has noticed a change in the third-year quarterback.
"It's just about getting the mental part down. And that's where I think he's improved the most," Jackson said. "He knows the challenge in front of him. And it's one that he's willing to accept. That's all we can ask of him."
"I think God works in mysterious ways," he said, per the Buffalo News. "I’m excited with the coach we have now. I think he’s built a great staff around him. Offensively, I know we have some great guys."
"That’s all I want for myself," Manuel said of the quarterback competition. "I just want to be able to compete, let it be open, and at the end of the day the best man will play."
Manuel spent part of the offseason working on his throwing motion with Steve DeBerg. "We studied a bunch of elite passers in the game, and they all throw the ball, not necessarily the same exact way, but certain types of ways," Manuel said. "I’ve been working on that since January and I think I have it down now."
He also spent time working out with Bills WR
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