Matthew Fairburn first reported that the Bills have also dismissed their entire scouting staff along with GM Doug Whaley.
The Buffalo Bills announced Sunday Morning that they’ve fired GM Doug Whaley.
Statement from Bills Owner Terry Pegula. pic.twitter.com/k6WwmuyM3L
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 30, 2017
Mike Rodak adds that the Bills have also dismissed their entire scouting staff along with Whaley.
Last night, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that a major shake-up of Bills’ front office is “very possible if not probable.”
According to La Canfora, Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane is considered a top candidate to take over the Bills’ front office.
There was buzz for months now that Whaley’s time with the Bills could be numbered.
New HC Sean McDermott downplayed the talk of Whaley possibly being fired or his role being diminished, but it appears as though the reports were accurate.
This is the time of that changes to front offices and scouting staffs are made, as they have no completed their work for the 2017 draft.
Whaley managed to survive the firing of HC Rex Ryan last season, despite the fact that some around the NFL reportedly felt as though he was just s responsible for the Bills’ struggles as Ryan was.
Whaley, 44, was hired as the Bills’ general manager back in 2013 after he spent 10 years working for the Steelers. Since taking the Bills’ job, Whaley’s teams produced a record of 30-33 (47.6 percent) and have just one winning season and no playoff appearances over the course of four years.