Kyle Orton slips into retirement without a word
Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton retired on Monday in perhaps the quietest fashion possible.
As seen in the tweet above, the only sign of Orton in the Buffalo locker room was a set of shoulder pads on the floor in front of his empty stall.
Orton's retirement delays what he did after last season, when he forced his way away from the Dallas Cowboys before signing with Buffalo before the start of this season.
Orton wound up making 12 starts, with the Bills going 7-5 in those games. Buffalo finished 9-7, its first winning season since 2004, but failed to make the playoffs for the 15th consecutive season— --the longest drought in the NFL.
"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," Orton eventually said to the team’s website. "Anytime you have a chance to end on a good note and go home and spend time with family that’s really important to me and my wife and we’re just excited to move on."