Bill Polian to Remain at ESPN

Bill Polian was in talks to return to the Buffalo Bills as an advisor but he's decided to stay at ESPN. Polian felt it'd take too much of a commitment in light of Kyle Orton's retirement and Doug Marrone opting out of his contract.

The Doug Marrone saga ended with him leaving the Buffalo Bills. The Bill Polian saga has ended with him staying with ESPN.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen had the story first:

"Bills Polian has informed Bills owner Terry Pegula he will remain at ESPN for 2015 and beyond. Never had a formal offer but had discussions."

Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News talked with Polian and shared the following tweets:

Polian said he spoke w Terry Pegula over holidays about a mentoring/advisory role. Things changed w Orton's retirement & Marrone's leaving."

Those two moves made Polian believe that the job may have been too much for him.

Polian said job changed to a "real heavy lift. Hire new coach, hire staff, etc., etc."

Polian, now 72 years old, felt that he wasn't able to provide the commitment required with the job.

"It would have required a really long commitment to a new coach who deserved a long commitment that I wasn't prepared to make."

Carucci ended his series of tweets by mentioning that Polian has a new contract from ESPN

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News added this interesting tidbit to Polian deciding to stay at ESPN:

"Well-placed source: Polian's decision on Bills shifted in past day. Major factor in change of heart was talking to Marrone, who ripped org."

So it seems that Polian was certainly interested in working with the Bills at one point, but that all changed after Orton and Marrone left the team. 

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