Introduced as Bills head coach Wednesday, Rex Ryan was his usual blustery self.
“I know it’s been 15 years since the Bills have been to the playoffs,” he said. “Get ready. We’re going. We are going.”
Ryan stopped short of guaranteeing a Super Bowl, saying, “I’ll guarantee the pursuit of it.”
He said his message to the team was simple: “We’re going to be playing games in January and so forth – start preparing that way.”
Ryan professed to be “not concerned at all” about his quarterback situation. Though he did not commit to EJ Manuel as the starter, Ryan said the second-year pro “has a lot of traits you look for in a quarterback.”
Kyle Orton announced his retirement following the season. Asked about a possible reunion with Mark Sanchez, Ryan said the team will explore all options.
The Bills went 9-7 this season, then coach Doug Marrone opted out of his contract.
The Bills announced that quarterback Kyle Orton has informed the team he's retiring from professional football, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora on Monday.
After being released by the Cowboys in July and contemplating retirement, Orton signed with the Bills at the end of the preseason. He was named the starter over EJ Manuel in Week 5 and led the Bills to a 9-7 season. He threw for 3,018 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 12 games.
"I just have been going at it for 10 years and it's just a family decision and I've decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day," Orton said in a statement.
Orton, 32, was a fourth-round draft pick by the Bears in 2005. He spent three seasons in Chicago before he took over as the starter for four different teams. His 10-year career ends with a 59.5 completion percentage, 18,037 yards with 101 touchdowns and 69 interceptions in 87 games.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton went 16 for 23 for 176 yards and a touchdown to lead Buffalo to a 17-9 win over the Patriots Sunday.
Orton connected with wide receiver Robert Woods for a 6-yard touchdown on the opening drive and was not asked to do much afterwards.
Orton, who finishes the year over 3,000 passing yards for the third time in his career, played 11 games for the Bills after they benched E.J. Manuel.
Orton threw 18 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions during the year.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton was named the starter for Sunday's season finale against the Patriots, per ESPN.
Orton compiled 329 yards while completing 32 of 49 passes. He added three touchdowns and two interceptions in his team's 26-24 loss to the Raiders in Week 16. Orton struggled early on and at one point coach Doug Marrone had E.J. Manuel warming up during the game.
Buffalo is currently a 4 1/2-point underdog at New England. The line opened at 8 1/2 points.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton didn't have the most efficient day throwing the ball Week 16 at Oakland, but from a Fantasy perspective, it was a productive one. He threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns but also had two interceptions.
What's crazy, though, is that 196 of those yards came in the second half. The Bills were trailing a winnable game with their playoff hopes on the line, and their desperation showed. Unfortunately, that desperation also contributed to the second of Orton's interceptions.
The Bills have been eliminated, so no matter how much they're trailing Week 17 at New England, they probably won't be quite as desperate. You can expect more typical numbers from Orton -- maybe about 250 yards with one or two scores -- even if the matchup appears to be a favorable one, making him a player better left for two-quarterback leagues.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed 32 of his 49 pass attempts for 329 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in his team's 26-24 loss to the Raiders in Week 16.
Though Orton wound up with a nice stat line thanks to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, he made plenty of poor throws, including a massive overthrow on third-and-long deep in his own territory late in the fourth quarter for his second pick of the day. On a positive note, his third touchdown, which came with a little more than a minute left on the clock, was the 100th of his career.
The Bills have been eliminated from postseason contention with the loss. Orton will square off with the Patriots in Week 17.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton failed to make much of an impact in his team's 21-13 victory over Green Bay in Week 15.
Orton was picked off by Tramon Williams in the second quarter. He completed only 14 of 27 passes for 158 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked three times and finished with a 54.2 passer rating.
Orton has passed for 2,513 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions through 10 games. He'll look to bounce back Week 16 at Oakland.
With his team in comeback mode at Denver, Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed 38 of 57 passes for 355 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions and added a 1-yard rushing score. He set a season high in passing yards and put up the fifth-highest total of his career.
Orton took four sacks and was under heavy pressure. But he rallied Buffalo to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, the first coming on a 14-yard pass to wideout Chris Hogan. Orton, though, has been picked off twice in each of his past two games.
He'll play the Packers in Week 15.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton watched his defense put as many touchdowns on the board as he did (one), but he did perform better after a terrible first half in a key victory over Cleveland.
Orton finished 17 of 31 for 190 yards and a 3-yard touchdown pass off a rollout right to tight end Chris Hogan midway through the third quarter that was set up by a 34-yard strike to a tightly covered Robert Woods. But Orton also tossed two incerceptions, including one in the end zone with the Bills six yards from paydirt and another on a silly throw to a blanketed Sammy Watkins early in the third.
He struggled throwing downfield throughout. Two of his completions for 71 yards were achieved via dump passes to MarQueis Gray. Orton will try to be more consistent when the Bills travel to Denver for a game next Sunday.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton rebounded from two straight subpar outings with a solid showing Monday night against the Jets. After throwing one touchdown pass in losses to the Chiefs and Dolphins, Orton completed 24 of 32 throws for 230 yards and two scores with no turnovers in the 38-3 win over New York.
He completed a season-high 75 percent of his throws and added a 10-yard rush. On Buffalo's opening drive, Orton lofted a 7-yard touchdown to wideout Robert Woods. Right before halftime, on 2nd-and-goal from the 19, Orton drilled a scoring strike to tight end Scott Chandler for a 14-3 lead.
Orton will try to keep rolling Week 13 against the Browns.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton, who was probable with a toe injury, is active as expected for Monday's game against the Jets in Detroit. Orton has thrown just one touchdown pass over his past two games.
The Bills have ruled out Jarius Wynn (knee) for Monday's game against the Jets. Ron Brooks (groin) and Fred Jackson (groin) were deemed as questionable for Week 12.
Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable: Dan Carpenter (groin), Marquise Goodwin (ankle), Chris Hogan (hip), Manny Lawson (ankle), Kyle Orton (toe), Frank Summers (neck), Kraig Urbik (shoulder) and Sammy Watkins (groin).
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton popped up on the injury report Wednesday with a toe injury. The team didn't practice due to the snowstorm in Buffalo, but Orton would have been limited.
Buffalo is scheduled to host the Jets on Sunday.
Despite heading into Week 12 against the Jets coming off a two-game losing streak, Bills coach Doug Marrone isn't about to hit the panic button and make another switch at quarterback. He indicated Monday veteran quarterback Kyle Orton will remain the starter for Sunday's game vs. New York.
"Right now, I'm sticking with Kyle," Marrone said. "We'll go with who gives us the best chance to win."
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton suffered a toe injury in his team's 22-9 loss to the Dolphins Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Orton averaged just 4.9 yards per carry in the loss and consistently had trouble hitting his receivers in stride, oftentimes throwing the ball to a spot completely different from the route his receiver ran. There's no word as to the severity of the injury, but he'll have a few extra days to heal up before facing the Jets in Week 12.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton only managed to pass for 193 yards on 39 attempts while recording no touchdowns or interceptions in his team's 22-9 loss to the Dolphins Thursday.
Orton was on a different page from his receivers for most of the night, including on a third-down duck to the sidelines from the end zone that caused the referees to throw a flag for intentional grounding and award the Dolphins a safety. Orton didn't get much help from his receivers or his offensive line but didn't do himself any favors either. The critical divisional loss drops the Bills to 5-5 and puts them on the fringe of the playoff race. Orton will look to lead his team to a rebound performance in Week 12 against the Jets.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton hit wideout Chris Hogan with a pinpoint 25-yard touchdown down the seam barely five minutes into Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Orton couldn't keep it up, as he led no more touchdown drives and finished 28 of 47 for 247 yards.
Orton did not commit a turnover for the second straight game, but he averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt. Orton was hurt by the fact that rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was less than 100 percent.
Orton visits the Dolphins on Thursday night.
After a big four-touchdown game in Week 8, Bills quarterback Kyle Orton is averaging 22.3 Fantasy points per game since taking over as quarterback. And he has Sammy Watkins to thank.
Orton racked up 33 Fantasy points in Week 8, and much of the damage came on passes thrown to Watkins. Though he threw three touchdowns to players not named Watkins, the rookie was on the receiving end of 157 of Orton's 238 yards and three of his 10 completions.
Watkins has emerged as such an explosive playmaker, he is helping revive Orton's Fantasy career. Orton has multiple touchdowns in each of his last three games, while averaging 282 yards through the air. Orton is finding enough success right now to make him at least worth a look for Fantasy owners who need a boost at quarterback, though you won't get anything out of him in Week 9, with the Bills on a bye.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed just 10 passes on 17 attempts Sunday but threw for 238 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in his team's 43-23 win over the Jets in Week 8.
Orton, who added six rushing yards on two carries, was the beneficiary of some terrible quarterback play by the opposing team, as the Jets turned the ball over six times in the loss and continually set Orton and the Bills up with great field position. Orton did his job, protecting the ball while hooking up on touchdowns of 22, 1, 12 and 61 yards, with the longest coming on a fourth-quarter strike to rookie Sammy Watkins. The two could have had a second touchdown hookup, but Watkins was caught from behind while prematurely celebrating what would have been an 89-yard score. Orton had to settle for an 84-yard play, and the Bills scored a rushing touchdown soon after the big strike.
Orton has been a needed shot in the arm for Watkins and the entire Bills passing attack, and he's totaled 1,128 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in his four games. The Bills head into a Week 9 bye with a 5-3 record before facing the Chiefs in Week 10.
With an eye on Week 8 and beyond, Jamey Eisenberg tabbed his top quarterbacks on the waiver wire Tuesday, headlined by the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, who is owned in just 43 percent of CBSSports.com leagues at this point.
Additionally, Jamey eyes a few key stashes who might be worth your time if you are having trouble at the position or just have a roster spot to fill. Specifically, recovering Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (36 percent) and Johnny Manziel (13 percent), the Browns' backup, could be worth a flier.
Among quarterbacks with a lower ceiling who nonetheless have jobs locked down, Kyle Orton of the Bills (12 percent) and Alex Smith of the Chiefs (59 percent) have some value, with matchups against the Jets and Rams, respectively, for Week 8.