Bills draft new quarterback, could new GM be next?
Things in Buffalo seem much more stable under new head coach Sean McDermott.
The "one voice" of the Buffalo Bills was front and center on Saturday as the Bills wrapped up their third and final day of the NFL draft. The headline of the day was the selection of quarterback Nathan Peterman of Pittsburgh in the fifth round. McDermott says he will compete with the other three quarterbacks (Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates, and Cardale Jones) for a role on the team.
But later in the post-draft press conference, we were reminded all is not yet well in Orchard Park.
McDermott was asked to give Whaley a vote of confidence. Instead, the Bills head coach twice ducked the question by saying he is focused on what just happened in the draft while being complimentary of the job Whaley and the staff had done.
The first reports of Whaley's possible demise emerged earlier this week, and picked up steam after the draft. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was the first to tweet the updated information.
Whaley has done a nice job accumulating talent in Buffalo, but has come under fire for a variety of his reasons. The selection of quarterback EJ Manuel in 2013, and the trade up to get Sammy Watkins in 2014 are the two personnel moves that haunt him most.
More recently, Whaley has struggled mightily in press conferences and meetings with the media.
Whaley became the general manager in 2013 after serving as the assistant general manager since 2010