The Buffalo Bills Agree to Terms with Kyle Orton

The Buffalo Bills are looking for a veteran quarterback to backup EJ Manuel. Tonight, the team agreed to a deal with veteran Kyle Orton per ESPN Nation NFL Reporter James Walker:

UPDATE: The Bills may have Orton for longer than one season per Tim Graham of the Buffalo News:

Orton was last with the Dallas Cowboys. He told the team he intended to retire and eventually, Dallas released him. Upon his release, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declared that Orton had no intentions of retiring. It appears Jones was correct.

Kyle Orton has signed with the Buffalo Bills (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kyle Orton has agreed to a contract with the Buffalo Bills (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 31 year old quarterback has a 35-35 career record and has played with four different NFL franchises. In his career, he’s thrown for 83 touchdowns and 59 interceptions. Orton will need time to learn Buffalo’s playbook, but he gives the Bills a credible backup in case anything happens to EJ Manuel.

Last season, Orton proved that he could still “sling it” when called upon. In Week 16, Orton went 30-of-46 for 358 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in his lone start of the season. With a new owner on the way, the Bills need to find a way to win now. Adding Orton helps the cause in case something happens to EJ Manuel in 2014.

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