By Tim Graham
EJ Manuel's contract numbers are in.
The Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback -- the first selected in April's draft -- has a fully guaranteed contract worth exactly $8,885,300 over four years with a club option for a fifth year. Earlier today, Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan explained how the option works under the collective bargaining agreement.
Manuel's money is distributed as a signing bonus and base salaries. There are no workout or roster bonuses.
2013: $405,000 base salary; $4,842,036 signing bonus.
2014: $808,877 base salary.
2015: $1,212,755 base salary.
2016: $1,616,632 base salary.
2017: Club option would pay an average salary of the NFL's third- through 25th-highest-paid quarterbacks at the end of Manuel's third season.