Raiders sign former Bills QB EJ Manuel

Jelani Jenkins could never get healthy in 2016. He’s taking his talents West

Jelani Jenkins could never get healthy in 2016. He’s taking his talents West

The Raiders apparently see enough value here to consider him a viable backup beyond starter Derek Carr.

The Raiders announced Monday that they have signed EJ Manuel as a free agent.

Manuel was the 16th pick by Buffalo in the 2013 National Football League draft. A report last week indicated that Manuel would be making his way to Oakland.

In four seasons, Manuel started a total of 17 games with the Bills and went just 6-11. Slated to enter his first season as a member of the franchise come 2017-18, Manuel mentioned that it was the presence of current Raiders' offensive coordinator Todd Downing that swayed his decision in the end. In 2014, the Bills made a decision to pull Manuel after just four games in favor of Kyle Orton.

Manuel was picked 16th overall by Buffalo in 2013, but started just 17 games in four seasons with the Bills.

After that, Manuel took a backseat in Buffalo for the most part playing behind Kyle Orton and Tyrod Taylor.

The former Florida State star was the first quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, a draft that's not looking so well for quarterbacks right now.