The Bills announced Wednesday they have signed HC Sean McDermott to a multi-year extension.
- According to Adam Schefter, McDermott receives a six-year extension from the Bills that leaves him under team control through 2025.
Here to stay! 🙌
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 12, 2020
“Sean’s leadership on and off the field has been nothing but genuine and transparent, qualities we appreciate as owners,” said team co-owner Kim Pegula in a statement. “He is the same great person to us, the players and everyone across all our organizations. We will never forget how impressed we were during his first interview. Sean’s attention to detail was apparent back then and his process driven approach has brought great stability to our organization. We are happy to extend his contract and keep him in Western New York for many years to come.”
McDermott has done a tremendous job helping to rebuild the Bills and has made the playoffs in two of his first three seasons, including a 10-6 finish last year, after an 18-year playoff drought before he joined the team.
Going forward, McDermott will be counted on to help lead the Bills as they look to dethrone the Patriots from the top of the AFC East.
McDermott, 46, 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. He was hired by the Bills as their head coach in 2017.
During his three years as Buffalo’s head coach, McDermott has led the team to a record of 25-23. So far he’s 0-2 in the playoffs.