There’s a new name to add to the list of Bills general manager candidates. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter), the team’s owners will be interviewing Trey Brown, the Eagles’ Director of College Scouting, for the open position today.
After working as a scout with the Patriots for three years, Brown joined the Eagles organization in 2013. Having originally served as the team’s West Coast Area Scout, Brown presumably had a major influence on the team’s selection of Zach Ertz and Matt Barkley. Last offseason, he was promoted to the Director of College Scouting position. Previously, Brown was a standout cornerback at UCLA, and he had a brief stint with the Bears after being signed as an undrafted rookie.
As our own Zach Links previously noted, it’s uncertain how much clout the organization’s next GM will ultimately have. Sean McDermott reportedly had a larger voice in the team’s recent draft than their now-former general manager, Doug Whaley, and it’s uncertain whether the head coach will continue to have a front office presence. Whaley and the entire scouting department were fired last week.
Brown is now the third reported candidate for the open gig. The team reportedly met with Panthers executive Brandon Beane and Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine earlier this week. Panthers director of player personnel Don Gregory is supposedly on the team’s radar, while running back LeSean McCoy has been touting Chiefs co-director of player personnel Brett Veach.