Only GMs ranked below him were just hired this offseason
They ranked him 17th last year
29. Doug Whaley, Bills
Last Years Ranking: 17
The Buffalo News believes its only a matter of time until Doug Whaley is fired. If true, Whaley wont be able to claim he didnt see it coming. Whaley tied one hand behind his back before he was even officially hired, orchestrating the Bills doomed selection of E.J. Manuel at No. 16 overall in 2013. Since, hes trafficked in big names and bold moves, but not enough wins. Whaley has been a bad drafter whose best pick, Sammy Watkins, was made only after a questionable trade up in the deepest receiver class of all time. Even when Whaley makes good moves he has trouble reaping the benefits. Tyrod Taylor was an afterthought stroke of genius in Whaleys typically expensive 2015 free agent class. Instead of trying to build around Taylor, he sabotaged him, benching him in Week 17 last season for Manuel(!). He lost the argument he never should have started when ownership sided with new coach Sean McDermott on Taylor, retaining him on a restructured contract. Whaley has never lacked for big ideas. Its a brave way to attack roster building. What we forget about bravery is that it often ends in failure. It appears thats what the Bills have deemed Whaley.