Bills general manager Brandon Beane tackles Bengals success after loss

Bills general manager Brandon Beane was quick to throw the Bengals under the bus after Buffalo’s 27-10 playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

During a media session two days after missing the AFC Championship game, Beane made his opinion known in response to a question regarding Bengal’s strengths and whether there was any tendency to adapt depending of their game.

“They have a good team. They have, right now, the advantage of a rookie quarterback contract,” Beane said. I don’t want to be bad enough to have to catch Ja’Marr Chase. He’s got a hell of a talent, I’d love to have him. But you have to go through lean years to get there.

Beane has served as general manager at Buffalo since 2017 and was previously with the Carolina Panthers for 19 years, serving in positions as personnel assistant, director of football operations and assistant general manager.

Beane explained the “cap constraints” as the Bills pay quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs more upper-tier contracts for about $350 million combined. By comparison, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Chase signed rookie contracts for a combined $66 million.

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane walks onto the field before the game against the Miami Dolphins on October 20, 2019 at Orchard Park.
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase runs with the ball during their playoff win over the Bills on Sunday.

“They have good young players,” Beane said. “We’re going to try to get as many good players as possible through the draft and through free agency. But, again, our cap situation is a bit different depending on who’s under the book.

Beane has Allen for six years after this season and Diggs will stay at Buffalo until 2027.

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