Changes are afoot in Buffalo.
Buddy Nix, who has been the Bills’ general manager for three seasons, has elected to step down from that position and instead take on a role as a special assistant with the team, the Bills announced Monday.
BREAKING: #Bills GM Buddy Nix will step away from his role as GM and tradition to Special Assistant.—
Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 13, 2013
The Bills haven’t made the playoffs in 14 seasons, and they came no closer to breaking that streak during Nix’s tenure. The Bills went 16-32 during his three seasons as GM. Nix is also charged with giving quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick a six-year, $60 million extension, including $24 million guaranteed, and then releasing him one season into the new deal.
Nix’s announcement isn’t much of a surprise, as the team has been in constant transition since the end of last season, including the hiring of new head coach Doug Marrone.
Doug Whaley, who has spent the past three seasons as assistant general manager, is expected to take over as GM for Nix, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News.
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Buddy Nix