Inside The Bills

Starter at QB Sunday may have been different

Posted by Chris Brown on December 29, 2014 – 4:53 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone chose to go with Kyle Orton as his starting quarterback in the season finale at New England this past Sunday. In the wake of Orton’s sudden retirement announcement Marrone admitted Monday had he known of Orton’s plans beforehand it would’ve impacted his QB decision for the Patriots game.

“It would’ve impacted, on how to make a decision on who the best player was to play during that week,” Marrone said. “And I would’ve had to put some thought into it if I had known prior to (the last game).”

Marrone said Orton came to his office first thing in the morning to inform him of his decision to end his playing career.

“I was hoping that Kyle would be with us,” said Marrone of looking ahead to 2015.

When asked if it could be a setback for the position Marrone has the following response.

“It could be. I’m not going to sit here and deny that it’s not going to be,” he said. “We just have to see how it works out and what our plan is moving forward.”


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