Pat White may not be a free-agent for much longer. On Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills lost starting quarterback E.J. Manuel for a few weeks with an LCL sprain in his right knee against Cleveland.
While there is no definite timetable set for Manuel’s return, the only other quarterback on the roster is the undrafted Jeff Tuel. The team’s next game is against Cincinnati on Oct. 13.
First-year head coach, Doug Marrone said that the team will go out and sign a quarterback, and it’s possible that new player could start against the Bengals. That player could be Pat White.
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) October 5, 2013
White played football for the first time in two years during the preseason with the Washington Redskins. After shaking off some initial rust, he helped guide the Skins to an undefeated preseason before being let go following Week 1.
Since getting cut by Miami in 2010, offenses in the NFL have evolved to feature the read-option style that White helped to make famous at WVU. With Manuel as their starter, the Bills used him in a similar manner. If the Bills sign White, he could be a nice fit.