The Bills didn’t wait long to pull the rip-cord on the parachute that is Kyle Orton.
Bills coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was benching second-year starter E.J. Manuel, and making Orton his starting quarterback.
“We can’t keep going in the direction that we’re going,” Marrone said.
The Bills are 2-2, but Manuel has struggled, throwing two picks and completing fewer than half his passes in yesterday’s loss to the Texans.
It’s an interesting play for a coach and a front office that will be on notice with new ownership coming in soon.
Marrone was upset with the addition of Orton, thinking it undermined last year’s first-round pick.
So going with him now either points to the fact it wasn’t his call, or he’s lost confidence in Manuel too.