Bills Confirm Doug Whaley Will Return As GM

Rex Ryan is out, but GM Doug Whaley isn’t going anywhere. The Bills announced that Whaley will “officially be leading the organization’s head coaching search,” a sure sign that he will not be fired. Doug Whaley

Whaley has been in the Bills front office since 2010 and was elevated to the GM role before the 2013 season. Since then, the Bills have gone 30-33 under two different head coaches. Still searching for their first playoff berth in this century, team ownership apparently feels good about their situation from a personnel standpoint. Or, at least, the Pegulas believe they are on the right track.

In his four years at the helm, some of Whaley’s biggest missteps have included the aggressive draft trade for Sammy Watkins, the ill-advised extension for Marcell Dareus, and the team’s failure to identify a franchise quarterback. Whaley (and previous GM Buddy Nix) hoped that EJ Manuel would be the guy in Buffalo after making him the only quarterback selected in the first round of the 2013 draft, but he has yet to do anything at the pro level. As the Bills appear ready to move on from Tyrod Taylor, they’re re-installing Manuel as the starter for their final game of the season. The Bills are back at square one and no closer to figuring out their QB situation.

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  1. cleonjones

    Good. The Pats can continue to beat on the Bills for another five years.

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    • Nicholas M Piazza

      345 N.park Ave Jesus Christ,these owners are clueless about sports

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  2. Ralph vidcom

    The owners fired the wrong guy. Their problems all start and point to the extremely poor GM Whaley. No real pro experience terrible draft and contract decisions.

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