Bills’ Brandon Beane: New Giants GM Joe Schoen will ‘never let you down’

Joe Schoen did everything that was asked of him and he did much of it quite well. The Giants, though, should not ask Schoen, their new general manager, to draw any pictures for them. 

It was Mother’s Day 2017 when Schoen and his new boss, Brandon Beane, started from scratch with the Bills, making lists of possible front-office hires as they sat together in Beane’s office. Schoen’s assignment was to make a map of the country to detail where the scouts were situated. 

“The one that Joe drew looked like a cow, it really doesn’t look like a map and I laughed at it,’’ Beane said Friday. “I said ‘If we make this right we’ll laugh at this one day.’ ’’ 

Beane and Schoen made it so right in Buffalo that the Bills are still alive in the playoffs this season and Schoen has departed for bigger things. He was hired Friday as the new general manager of the Giants, separating Beane from someone he calls “my right-hand guy,’’ an associate he had come to lean on and trust. 

Brandon Beane considered Joe Schoen his ‘right-hand man’ in Buffalo. AP

“Personally it’s bittersweet,’’ Beane said. “He’s a great friend, his family is a great friend of my family, that is the hard part. You’re excited for him to get his chance, his opportunity to prove he can do it. That’s why I left Carolina, I wanted to prove I could…

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