Acquiring a quarterback — and maybe two — tops the Buffalo Bills' off-season to-do list after the team was stunned by quarterback Kyle Orton announcing his intention to retire Monday.
“Right now, it's still trying to process it,” general manager Doug Whaley said. “We had no inclination that he was thinking to make that decision at this time or down the road. So it was surprising.”
The 32-year-old caught the team off guard when he informed coach Doug Marrone of his plans shortly before the Bills held their end-of-season meetings.
The revelation came a day after the 10-year journeyman led Buffalo (9-7) to a season-ending 17-9 win at New England.