With the Bills ending the season on a 9-7 note, the current thinking is that new ownership will keep coach Doug Marrone for 2015. For a change, however, it’s a two-way street.
Per multiple league sources, Marrone has a clause in his contract that gives him a three-day window upon the conclusion of the season to terminate his contract with the Bills. However, it’s not believed that Marrone will take advantage of his ability to leave.
One factor will be whether a market exists for his services elsewhere as a head coach. Though he’s done well enough in two years to stay for a third, he probably hasn’t done well enough to spark a land rush for his services.
But it’s nevertheless an unusual clause that shows Marrone and his agent planned for the possible sale of the franchise upon the demise of founder Ralph Wilson, who passed away in March.