On Thursday, Bills veteran QB Derek Anderson announced that he’s retiring from the NFL.
“Derek let me know a few weeks back that he wasn’t sure if he could be committed [for the season] and wanted to still think about it,” Bills GM Brandon Beane said. “So I knew going into the draft that this was something that could potentially happen. But it wasn’t definite. We talked this week and he let me know today that he is going to retire.”
The Bills now have Josh Allen, Matt Barkley and undrafted rookieTyree Jackson on their roster at quarterback.
Anderson, 35, is a former sixth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2005. He lasted just a few months in Baltimore before he was claimed off of waivers by the Browns.
Anderson spent five years with the Browns before joining the Cardinals in 2010. Anderson has since spent the past seven years as the Panthers’ backup to Cam Newton. The Bills signed him to a contract midseason and he later agreed to a one-year extension last December.
For his career, Anderson threw for 10,878 yards while completing 54.3 percent of his passes to go along with 60 touchdowns and 64 interceptions over the course of 13 seasons. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2007.