ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — As the Buffalo Bills’ new general manager, Brandon Beane, was introduced on Friday, Bills owner Terry Pegula said he represents exactly what the organization wants in a GM.
Pegula said Beane is highly regarded in the NFL. Before coming to Buffalo, he served as the assistant general manager of the Carolina Panthers.
Prior to that, he spent seven seasons as the team’s director of football operations. Overall, he spent 19 years with the team.
Beane, who was born and raised in North Carolina, said “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” when referring to his hiring with the Bills.
“When I left the interview, I wanted to be a Buffalo Bill,” Beane said.
In terms of teamwork, Beane appeared open to sharing responsibility, saying it’s not one person’s team, but one that is shared by the organization.
This accented his desire for a collaborative approach with new Head Coach Sean McDermott.
Beane spoke positively of working with McDermott, who also came to Buffalo after being with the Panthers.
Along with McDermott, Beane will have control of the Bills’ 53-man roster. He said Tyrod Taylor will be the starting quarterback, but added that all positions will be an open competition.
During the conference, Beane said the structure is going to be very much like it was in North Carolina.