The Bills officially announced that they’ve hired Sean McDermott as their next head coach.
IT’S OFFICIAL. We’ve agreed with Sean McDermott to become head coach of the Buffalo Bills!
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) January 11, 2017
Jason la Canfora is reporting that Panthers DC Sean McDermott has agreed to become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
McDermott was meeting with the Bills for a second time on Wednesday and all indications have been that he was going to get the job over interim HC Anthony Lynn, who appeared to be the early favorite for the job.
The next order of business for the Bills is to determine who will be their offensive coordinator. As of now, Mike McCoy and Norv Turner have been linked to the job. However, McCoy is currently in high demand, so we’ll have to see if McDermott and the Bills are able to persuade him to come to Buffalo as opposed to a return to Denver.
Recent reports mentioned that the Bills could give their next head coach some control over the 53-man roster, despite the fact that the team retained GM Doug Whaley after firing HC Rex Ryan.
The Bills also interviewed Lynn, Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin, Eagles OC Frank Reich, and Seahawks DC Kris Richard during their head-coaching search.
McDermott, 42, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles back in 1999 as a scouting coordinator. After 12 years in Philadelphia, the Panthers hired him to run their defense in 2010.
This past season, the Panthers were No. 26 in points allowed, No. 21 in total yards allowed, No. 6 in rushing yards allowed and No. 29 in passing yards allowed.