It was a pretty big surprise that the Buffalo Bills kept their front office together after they fired head coach Rex Ryan late last season. As much as Ryan was to blame for the mediocre on-field product Buffalo put out there, he wasn’t dealt the best of hands by the team’s front office.
Now with rookie head coach Sean McDermott set to take part in his first draft with the team, one report is indicating that the Bills’ front office is bracing for a house cleaning following the annual event in Philadelphia.
“In Buffalo, there’s a belief that the Bills will be making extensive moves in the front office when the draft concludes. Per a league source, the team’s scouts are bracing for job changes after the draft,” Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported Wednesday.
One scout even went as far to tell Florio,” We’re all getting fired next week.”
Whether this potential shake-up of the front office includes general manager Doug Whaley remains to be seen. The interesting dynamic here is that it’s all taking place with the Bills preparing for this year’s draft. Changes of this magnitude are usually put in motion during the winter.
Buffalo is coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign that saw it win just seven games. It has not earned a trip to the playoffs since the Bill Clinton Administration all the way back in 1999.