Orchard Park, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced that the organization has promoted Doug Whaley to General Manager. He becomes the 12th General Manager in franchise history.

Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said, “It is with great pleasure to name Doug Whaley to the position of General Manager today. Doug has been involved in every level of player personnel throughout his career and he will lead our efforts in reestablishing a winning tradition for this organization and our great fans.

“Doug is a passionate and committed leader who will work tirelessly with his department to build a team our fans and all of Western New York will be proud of heading into the future,” continued Brandon.

Whaley is entering his fourth season with the franchise and 17th in the NFL. He joined the Bills in 2010 as Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel before being elevated to Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel in May of 2011.


For the past three years, Whaley oversaw the club’s personnel departments and assisted then General Manager and current Special Assistant Buddy Nix in all football-related administrative duties.


Prior to coming to Buffalo, Whaley spent a combined 12 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers