The Buffalo Bills held a press conference to introduce Brandon Beane as the team’s general manager Friday morning.
Bills owner Terry Pegula said in a statement Tuesday that Beane stood out among other candidates in the team’s search for a new GM.
Beane comes to Buffalo after serving as assistant general manager for the Carolina Panthers. He spent seven seasons as the Panther’s director of football operations prior to being appointed assistant general manager in 2015.
“I’ll be over the football side, and Sean (McDermott) over the coaching side,” said Beane. “But there’s not a czar around here. Sean’s not a czar I’m not a czar. Every decision is going to be collaborative together. That’s the only way. I’ve seen it both ways and the success I’ve had is when we both see eye to eye. Kim and Terry will be involved we are doing this together other people in the building this is not a 1 person approach to making decisions here.”
Pegula says Beane will have control of the roster.
“He embodies the type of leader and the type of person we want in our organization,” Pegula said.
Pegula added that Beane has excelled in a variety of roles for the Panthers’ team, which has “consistently competed at a high level in this league.”
“We feel his vast understanding and experience in many facets of football operations will be invaluable to our club moving forward,” Pegula said.