The Buffalo Bills are continuing to make progress on their search for a general manager, and it seems that a favored candidate may have emerged. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills are bringing back Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane for a second interview. This is taking place a week after news emerged that the team planned to interview Beane the first time.
A second interview is a good sign for a person seeking a job with the Buffalo Bills. The last two head coaches, Sean McDermott and Rex Ryan, were both hired shortly after completing a second interview with the team.
Beane might appeal to Buffalo’s “One Voice” initiative as someone with plenty of familiarity with McDermott. Through their time spent working for a common franchise, it would make sense that the two have a working relationship that could help unify the team’s vision.
So far, the Bills have interviewed three candidates for their opening:
- Brandon Beane | Carolina Panthers | Assistant GM
- Trey Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Director of College Scouting
- Brian Gaine | Houston Texans | Director of Player Personnel
LeSean McCoy has lobbied for a fourth candidate, Chiefs co-director of player personnel Brett Veach, but no reports have connected him to the current search yet. Veach was an executive in Philadelphia while McDermott was on Andy Reid’s staff, and was one of the key people who lobbied for the Eagles to draft LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.