Monday, May 13, 2013

Nix relieves himself of Bills' GM responsibilities


It was only a matter of time before Buddy Nix left his post as the Buffalo Bills' general manager. Monday, it happened.

Nix, who will now be tabbed as the next general manager's "Special Assistant," said in a statement that it was the "right time" for him to step down. (photo:

"By the 'right time' I mean I think we have a good young roster, an excellent head coach with a good staff, and it's time to let someone else handle these responsibilities and move forward together," he said, via the team's website. "Timing is the main thing, but there are other benefits as well.

"This job is very demanding with a 24-7 schedule of responsibilities. This new position will enable me to spend more time with my family. I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Mr. Wilson and Russ (Brandon) and I'm fortunate to step away from the job and still remain a part of the team."

Assistant GM Doug Whaley is expected to take over for the 73-year-old Nix. Whaley was hired by the Bills in 2010 and extended his contract with the club following the 2012 season.

“I think you’re maybe less than confident in what you do if you can’t put your replacement in place, and we did ours,” Nix said of Whaley in February.

Nix has GM'ed the Bills since 2009 after a stint with the San Diego Chargers.

Follow Nick @NickStDenis
Follow AFC East Daily @AFCEastDaily