Ken Whisenhunt, Buffalo Bills: "Interest High On Both Sides"

Christian Petersen

Several reports indicate that former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is very high on the Buffalo Bills' coaching short list - and that the feeling may be mutual from Whisenhunt's end.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News reported early on Tuesday that former Arizona head man Ken Whisenhunt was the "big name to watch" in the Buffalo Bills' search for a new head coach. Whisenhunt became the first person to interview for the vacancy on Tuesday evening, when he had dinner with Bills brass in Arizona.

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports that the Bills are "very high" on Whisenhunt, and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweeted that "interest is high on both sides," indicating that Whisenhunt is reciprocating Buffalo's apparent feelings for him. Those reports followed Graham's earlier posting, which stated that Russ Brandon - now completely in charge of the team's football operation - is "fond of" Whisenhunt.

Rapoport came back and added fuel to the fire with another tweet speculating that Whisenhunt could eventually work with potential free agent (if he's released) quarterback Alex Smith in Buffalo. GM Buddy Nix told reporters on Tuesday that the team could look to free agency to address the quarterback position, and Smith, 28, will be the most accomplished name on the market.

Regardless of who might be playing quarterback for the Bills next season, one thing is clear: Whisenhunt looks like the current favorite to become the Bills' next head coach.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker