We have our GM. Brandon Beane has been named the General Manager of the Buffalo Bills! pic.twitter.com/z81rG3mp8N— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) May 9, 2017
The connection between Buffalo and Beane is obvious: former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is the Buffalo head coach. Beane's contract runs as long as that of McDermott, who reportedly had a say in the hire.
Beane is young for an NFL general manager, at just 39 years old. He has spent 19 years with the Panthers, including a brief stint as interim GM before the hiring of Dave Gettlemen.
Four candidates interviewed for the job: the Texans' Brian Gaine, Trey Brown of the Eagles and Brian Gutekunst from the Packers. Beane was the only candidate to interview twice. He was also a candidate for the 49ers GM job.
Beane replaces Doug Whaley, who was fired right after the NFL Draft. Beane will be introduced as Bills GM at a Friday press conference.Back to the Buffalo Bills Newsfeed