Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Kyle Orton retired at age 32. Tony Manfred tells how he did it.
He spent most of his 10 season as a backup quarterback in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas, and Buffalo. When he did get on the field he was completely competent. He started 82 games and went 42-40.
He made $30 million in his career, and somewhere along the way became one the league’s great cult heroes.
On Monday he announced that he’s retiring at age 32.
It was a surprise to everyone, including his Bills teammates… Orton didn’t tell the team before he announced his retirement.
He simply came into the locker room on Monday morning, told everyone that he was headed to a meeting, and then never came back.
Way to go, Kyle.