Doug Whaley is an American football professional with an extensive background in American football operations, player evaluation, and player personnel system development. Doug spent 22 years as an NFL executive, leading the personnel department for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2000 - 2010, during which time the team won two Super Bowl titles. He then joined the Buffalo Bills in 2010 as Assistant General Manager and served as General Manager from 2014-17. During his tenure the Bills produced 11 Pro Bowl players and two All-Pro players.
Most recently, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Football Operations for the XFL, the start-up spring football league that abruptly ceased operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug was one of the league’s first hires brought in to develop, from scratch, all aspects of the league’s football operations, which included reimagining the rules of the game. Doug was responsible for identifying training facilities, recruiting players, coaches and operations staff, determining agreements, pay scales, and supervising the identification and implementation technology.