Bills Quarterback Tells Locker Room He's Going To A Meeting, Retires And Never Comes Back

Kyle Orton had a tremendously average NFL career.

He spent most of his 10 season as a backup quarterback in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas, and Buffalo. When he did get on the field he was completely competent. He started 82 games and went 42-40.

He made $US30 million in his career, and somewhere along the way became one the league’s great cult heroes

On Monday he announced that he’s retiring at age 32. 

It was a surprise to everyone, including his Bills teammates.

According to News 8 reporter Prescott Rossi, Orton didn’t tell the team before he announced his retirement.

He simply came into the locker room on Monday morning, told everyone that he was headed to a meeting, and then never came back.

From Rossi:

That is a great way to go out.

Orton told the Bills team website, “I just have been going at it for 10 years and it’s just a family decision and I’ve decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day.” 

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