The Buffalo Bills have hired former Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Todd Downing as quarterbacks coach.
Downing, 33, will enter his 12th year in the NFL coaching ranks and fourth as a quarterbacks coach. He served in the same capacity with the Lions, helping Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford become the Lions’ franchise leading passer with 17,457 career passing yards.
He coached Bills quarterback EJ Manuel in the Senior Bowl last year.
“Todd Downing is a bright and energetic coach," Bills coach Doug Marrone said. "He is familiar with our personnel at the quarterback position and he will play a key role in the development of all of the quarterbacks on the Bills’ roster. He played a pivotal role in the development of Detroit’s quarterbacks during his tenure – most notably Matthew Stafford, the franchise’s all-time leading passer. Downing will be a valuable addition to our offensive coaching staff.”
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