Jim Kelly would start Kevin Kolb over E.J. Manuel

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Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly told BuffaloBills.com that he would start Kevin Kolb over rookie E.J. Manuel at quarterback this season.

“I’ve been to a couple of practices,” Kelly said. “If I had to give a nod, I really would look more towards Kevin Kolb right now. And the reason I say that is, he’s a veteran. He’s been through it. He knows what to look at.”

“When EJ Manuel, when he gets it, when it starts clicking with him, and the more I saw him, the more people I talk to, it’s starting to click more and more,” Kelly told host John Murphy. “He’s such a great athlete, he’s got such a strong arm, and he’s got such good football sense, which is why they drafted him.”

No matter who starts for the Bills, Kelly believes they’ll be in better shape than they’ve been recently.

“Right now, it will be interesting to see how this training camp pans out. Both of them had great minicamps, they both did very good jobs. The whole coaching staff looked at them, and that was one position they might not have to worry about as much as they have in the past.”

I like Kolb a lot.  I thought he had a very good season in Arizona last year despite the fact that he was knocked around like a crash test dummy behind an offensive line that was non-existent.