After jettisoning GM Doug Whaley shortly after the completion of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have identified Houston Texans Director of Pro Player Personnel Brian Gaine as a potential candidate to pair with new head coach Sean McDermott.
Texans Brian Gaine interviewing for Bills GM job Thursday. Texans gave permission for them to interview their personnel director.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 3, 2017
Gaine, who is from Pear River, NY, has been with the Texans since 2014. He is set to interview with the Bills on Thursday. Another identified candidate for the vacancy in Buffalo is Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane.
The Bills have asked permission to interview Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane for their GM opening, a source... https://t.co/RvFPaQwtYh— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) May 1, 2017
Since coming to Houston a little more than three years ago, Gaine was promoted to his current position from his previous position with the Texans as Director of College Scouting. In that position for Houston currently is Jon Carr; the Assistant Director of Pro Personnel (not Assistant TO Director of Pro Personnel) is Larry Wright. Should Gaine be offered and accept the Bills’ GM position, it remains to be seen whether the Texans would replace him with an in-house candidate like Carr or Wright.
While this is hardly a huge news story, we always want to hear your opinions. Let us know in the comments section whether you think this will have a significant impact on the Texans moving forward, should Gaine win the Buffalo job.
UPDATE: Gaine didn’t get the job.
UPDATE II: But he’s leaving Houston for Buffalo anyway.