Quarterback Derek Anderson is calling it quits after a 14-year career. The 35-year-old signal caller announced his decision this evening.
Anderson spent the 2018 season with the Buffalo Bills, his fifth franchise. He appeared in two games, starting both, and threw for 464 yards and four interceptions.
The Bills confirmed Anderson was hanging up his cleats tonight.
“Derek let me know a few weeks back that he wasn’t sure if he could be committed [for the season] and wanted to still think about it,” said Bills general manager Brandon Beane. “So I knew going into the draft that this was something that could potentially happen. But it wasn’t definite. We talked this week and he let me know today that he is going to retire.”
QB Derek Anderson has announced his retirement.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 9, 2019
In 14 seasons, Anderson passed for 10,878 yards, 60 touchdowns and 64 interceptions. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens out of Oregon State in 2005 and saw his first action with the Cleveland Browns in 2006.
Anderson’s best season came in 2007, when he threw for 3,787 yards, 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions and made the Pro Bowl. He helped lead the Browns to a 10-6 overall record, the last winning season in franchise history.
Congratulations to Anderson on a fine career. Best of luck in retirement.