EJ Manuel’s first NFL season appears to be over.
Coach Doug Marrone announced Friday that Thad Lewis will get the start at quarterback on Sunday at New England, the Bills’ official Twitter feed reported.
The Bills’ first-round pick in the 2013 draft, Manuel has dealt with injuries to both knees this season, and it’s his left knee that seems poised to keep him out for Week 17. He’s completed 180-of-306 passes for 1,972 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 10 starts in 2013.
Lewis will be making his fifth start for the Bills. He started in place of Manuel in Sunday’s win vs. Miami, throwing for 193 yards and an interception on 15-of-25 passing.