Whaley watched the Bills go 30-34 during his tenure, but appeared to possibly be safe when the team elected to let him lead the search for a new coach after Rex Ryan was fired at the end of the 2016 season.
Sean McDermott, the coach hired to replace Ryan in January, was on hand to discuss this year’s draft picks over the weekend and gave credit to Whaley, who has kept a low public profile in recent months.
“I’m focused on this draft. Honestly. I’m going to focus on this draft and what we have in front of us going on right now with this priority free-agent market right now. I will say that Doug and his staff did a phenomenal job. I will say that,” McDermott said over the weekend, according to ESPN.com.
The Bills are said to be starting the search for Whaley’s replacement immediately.