The Buffalo Bills announced that veteran QB Kyle Orton is retiring from the NFL.
“I just have been going at it for 10 years and it’s just a family decision and I’ve decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day,” said Orton.
The Bills signed Orton to a two-year, $11 million contract just before the start of the 2014 season. He would have had a base salary of $5.4 million for the 2015 season. However, this was a non-guaranteed salary.
Buffalo will receive a cap credit of $5.5 million, but will also carry $1.5 million in dead money, according to Adam Caplan.
During his one year with the Bills, Orton threw for 3,018 yards while completing 64.2 percent of his passes to go along with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Orton’s career ends with him throw for 18,037 yards, 101 touchdowns and 69 interceptions while completing 59.5 percent of his passes.
He played for the Bears, Broncos, Chiefs, Cowboys and Bills over the course of 10 years.