By Jay Skurski
With five general manager jobs open in the NFL (Cleveland, Jacksonville, New York Jets, Arizona and San Diego), Buffalo Bills assistant GM Doug Whaley has a lot of potential suitors.
Whaley, though, said today his focus is on his job here with the Bills.
"Right now I accepted a challenge when I took this position, to get this franchise back to where we know it should be, and that's my focus," he said. "There's nothing been promised to me, but to give me the resources to do my job to help those guys [Russ Brandon and Buddy Nix] put this franchise on the right track. I love a challenge. That's what I signed up for, and I hope to be here long enough to see it completed."
Whaley, 39, was not specific when asked whether he has received any assurances from the team that he'll be its next general manager after Nix retires or steps aside.
"Well, I look at it this way. They said it's a results-based business. And if we don't get the results, I may not even be here. As long as the results turn out to be positive, everything else will take care of itself. I'm not worried about that."