The Facts: Anderson is putting the football away. The veteran quarterback has informed the Buffalo Bills he is going to retire, the team announced Thursday.
Diehards Line: Anderson had re-signed with the Bills after last season but informed general manager Brandon Beane before the draft that he wasn't sure about playing in 2019. Beane said Anderson confirmed Thursday he is done. Anderson served as a mentor to Josh Allen in 2018 and an emergency starter when Allen went down in the middle of the season. The longtime backup looked to be retiring a year ago before signing with the Bills in October. ... Anderson went 20-29 over a 14-year career, which began with the Ravens, then five seasons with the Browns, one with the Cardinals, seven with the Panthers and a last hurrah in Buffalo. He passed for 10,878 yards and 60 touchdowns with 64 interceptions. His departure leaves the Bills with three quarterbacks on the roster: Allen, veteran backup Matt Barkley and undrafted free-agent Tyree Jackson.