Bills sign general manager Brandon Beane to multi-year contract extension

Beane's extension is tied to Sean McDermott's contract through 2025
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By WGR 550 SportsRadio

The Buffalo Bills signed many key contributors to the team and organization going back to the offseason with players like cornerback Tre'Davious White and left tackle Dion Dawkins, as well as head coach Sean McDermott.

Now it's general manager Brandon Beane's turn as he has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Bills.

Beane has been the architect of a Bills roster that is on track to make the playoffs for the third time in four years since taking over as general manager in 2017. The Bills are currently 9-3 to start the season for a second-consecutive year, and have a chance to clinch a playoff berth this weekend.

WGR's own Sal Capaccio confirms that Beane's extension is tied to McDermott's contract, which goes through the 2025 season.

"Brandon is an outstanding leader, and he has brought a great level of stability throughout our organization," said owners Terry and Kim Pegula in a team statement. "One of the things we appreciate and respect about Brandon is that he is very thorough in his decision-making process. No decision he makes comes without a great deal of study and research. We appreciate his strong communication skills, and he works extremely well with us, with Sean and with all levels of the organization. We are happy to extend his contract and to have Brandon and Sean leading our football team for many years to come."

One of, if not, Beane's best accomplishments so far is trading up for and drafting quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The 24-year-old quarterback is having a career year in his third season under center for the Bills, completing 69.9% of his passes (299-of-428) for 3,403 yards, 26 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He was also just named as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for a franchise record third time on Wednesday after his performance on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

It is fair to expect Allen to be next in line for a possible contract extension from the Bills this offseason, along with linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds also in consideration.

Beane and McDermott will both speak with the media on Friday morning starting at 10:15 a.m. EST.