The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that Buddy Nix has stepped down from his role as Executive Vice President/General Manager and will transition to Special Assistant. The move comes just three weeks after team president Russ Brandon said, "Buddy Nix is our general manager and will be for a long time."
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Nix, 73, came to the Bills along with former head coach Chan Gailey prior to the 2010 season. In three seasons together, the pair managed just a 16-32 record. It was Nix's first stint as a general manager after a long career as a college coach, pro scout and front-office executive with the Bills and San Diego Chargers.
Now that he has piloted the Bills through the 2013 NFL Draft, Nix stated that it is the right time to step aside because he's leaving "a good young roster" and "an excellent head coach with a good staff." The Bills should be in good hands with Whaley, a respected talent evaluator who helped build two Super Bowl teams with the Steelers.