Brian Gaine

Brian Gaine is an American football executive who is a senior personnel advisor for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He served as the general manager of the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL) from 2018 to 2019.[1] Gaine was hired as the team's general manager in January 2018 after previous general manager, Rick Smith, took a leave of absence.

Brian Gaine
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Gaine with the Houston Texans in 2018.
Buffalo Bills
Position:Senior personnel advisor
Personal information
Born:Pearl River, New York
Career information
High school:Don Bosco Prep
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As executive:

Playing careerEdit

After being undrafted as a tight end out of the University of Maine in the 1995 NFL Draft, Gaine signed with the New York Jets and spent time on the team's practice squad throughout the season. Gaine also spent time with the New York Giants in 1996, and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997, but did not appear in a game after spending each year on the practice squad.[2]

Executive careerEdit

After his playing career fizzled out after the 1997 season, Gaine was hired as a scout by the New York Jets in 1999, serving in that capacity with the team until 2004.[3] After his tenure with the Jets ended, Gaine was announced as the director of pro scouting for the Dallas Cowboys, a role he held until from 2005 to 2007.[4]

After Cowboys' head coach Bill Parcells, who Gaine has cited as one of his biggest influences, retired from coaching and took an executive position with the Miami Dolphins, Gaine followed him and was named the assistant director of pro personnel of the team.[5] While Parcells' left the team in after the 2010 season, Gaine stayed with the team until the 2013 season, becoming director of player personnel in 2011 and assistant general manager from 2012 to 2013.

Gaine was hired by the Houston Texans for the first time in 2014, serving as the team's director of player personnel for three seasons.[6] Prior to the 2017 season, Gaine was hired in the same capacity by the Buffalo Bills, spending one season in Buffalo.

Gaine was hired as the Texans's general manager in January 2018 after previous general manager, Rick Smith, took a leave of absence. On June 7, 2019, Gaine was fired by the Texans after only one season.[7]

On July 23, 2019, Gaine was rehired by the Bills as a senior personnel advisor.


  1. ^ "Texans give Bill O'Brien extension, hire GM Brian Gaine". Retrieved January 13, 2018.
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  7. ^ Owens, Jason. "Texans fire general manager Brian Gaine". Yahoo! Sports.