Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said the team will have an open competition at quarterback next season.

By SI Wire
March 21, 2015

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said on WGR Sportsradio 550 that the team will have an open competition at quarterback next season, according to the team's site. 

Kyle Orton, who started 12 games for Buffalo last season, retired in December. EJ Manuel started the remaining four games.

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Earlier in March, the Bills acquired veteran quarterback Matt Cassel in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings and signed quarterback Tyrod Taylor. They also have Jeff Tuel in addition to Manuel returning.

"It’s going to be open," said Ryan. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there," he said. "We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens."

Manuel, a first-round pick in 2013, completed 58.0% of his passes for 838 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in 2014.

The Bills went 9-7 and did not make the playoffs. 

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