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EJ Manuel to retire at age 29

The Virginia Beach native and former Bills first round draft pick, played 5 seasons in the NFL.
Credit: AP
Oakland Raiders quarterback EJ Manuel in action during the second half in an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Buffalo Bills first round draft pick, EJ Manuel has decided to retire after 5 seasons in the NFL. 

The Bayside High alum went on to star at Florida State before the Bills selected him number 16 overall in the 2013 NFL draft. He was the first quarterback selected that year. 

Manuel started 10 games with the Bills his rookie season and threw for 11 touchdowns. He was benched four games into in second season and spent the rest of his career as a backup. 

After 4 years with the Bills he moved on to backup Derek Carr with the Raiders for one year. This past off season he signed a deal with the Chiefs, but instead has decided to retire.