Current ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian said that he is not interested in any formal role with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday night, in an interview on The John Murphy Show.
“Anything I could do to help in any way, I would,” Polian said, “But any kind of a formal role is absolutely precluded. Nor am I seeking that. I’m very happy with what I’m doing at ESPN.”
Polian had served as the general manager of the Bills from 1986-1992. He was fired after the Bills’ third consecutive Super Bowl loss in February of 1993. During his NFL career, Polian was named the NFL Executive of the Year six times.
Polian was also famously the President of the Indianapolis Colts when they won the Super Bowl in 2006, and the drafting of one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game, Peyton Manning.
Polian, from BuffaloBills.com:
“If anybody asks, sure. If anyone has questions, I’m happy to answer and happy to help in any way I can. And that includes whatever I could do for the community. I’m going to make a speech this spring in the community. Things I can do along those lines, I’m very happy to do. I want the Bills to do well. That’s the overarching message-I want the Bills to do well.”
For ESPN, Polian has been a great personality. He brings a thorough and experienced Hall of Fame personality to the ESPN crew, and typically provides viewpoints or angles that other analysts often can’t provide as a front office insider.
His role at the worldwide leader is typically seen for the NFL Draft, along with free agency, trades, salary cap specifics, and the rules that surround the league.
ESPN should be happy that the Hall of Famer is happy in his current state, as almost nobody can provide the insight that he does.