ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent QB EJ Manuel, the club announced Thursday.
In his first season with the club in 2017, Manuel served as the backup to QB Derek Carr and appeared in two games with one start, throwing for 265 yards on 24-of-43 passing with one touchdown and one interception.
Manuel was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (16th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. For his career, the 6-foot-4, 237-pounder out of Florida State has appeared in 30 games, making 18 starts over his career, and has registered 3,767 passing yards and 20 touchdowns through the air, adding four more scores on the ground.
From 2014-2015, Manuel combined for six starts and tossed eight touchdown passes. In 10 appearances during his 2013 rookie campaign, he tallied 1,972 passing yards on 180-of-306 passing with 11 touchdowns and set franchise rookie records for most passing touchdowns and completions in a season.
The native of Virginia Beach, Va., Manuel finished his career at Florida State playing in 43 games, throwing for 47 touchdowns and 7,741 yards on 600-of-897 attempts (66.9 percent). He led the team to a 25-6 record as a starter, posing the third-most wins in school history. Manuel became just the second quarterback in FBS history to win four straight bowl games.