Brandon Beane named general manager of Bills

Ruben Hill
May 13, 2017

The Buffalo Bills have found their new general manager in Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane, the team announced Tuesday.

The Buffalo Bills have named Brandon Beane as their new General Manager. Beane, a close associate of Bills coach Sean McDermott, received a five-year deal that runs concurrently with the pact for Buffalo's new head coach.

The duo worked together for six years in Carolina, and have - by many accounts - a very good working relationship from that time spent on the same staff.

Beane comes to Buffalo after serving as assistant GM for the Carolina Panthers. That wasn't the case with Doug Whaley with any of the three coaches, really, under which he served or with whom he served I should say. Beane will become the 13th General Manager in the teams history. "I wish Brandon nothing but the best". McDermott has become the sole voice of the Bills in discussing all team-related issues, including free agency and the draft.

Beane and McDermott aren't the only former Panthers the Bills brought in this offseason.

The Bills interviewed four candidates for the GM job, Beane was the only one to receive a second interview.

This wide array of knowledge of the multiple levels and divisions of an National Football League franchise separates Beane from Whaley - who earned his stripes as a player personnel evaluator.

Long-term stability at quarterback remains a question mark even though starter Tyrod Taylor returns for a third season, but only after taking a pay cut in restructuring his contract in March.

McDermott, whose background is on defense, must prove he made the right hire in Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator. He was on board through 2013 when Nix, Russ Brandon, and the Bills hired Doug Marrone as the head coach.

Both of the Pegulas' Buffalo-based franchises are undergoing front-office house cleanings.

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