Buffalo Bills hire Carolina Panthers DC Sean McDermott as head coach
The Buffalo Bills have made the decision that they have been expected to make for their new head coach. They hired Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott via ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Reports came out yesterday that the Bills were had pretty much settled on him for the job. Graziano reported earlier today that Mcdermott was meeting with the team to discuss assistant coaches and contract terms.
The Buffalo Bills fired head coach Rex Ryan before the final game of this season. They finished 9-7 the year before Ryan arrived, and he amassed a 15-17 record as head coach. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn led the team in Week 17.
McDermott began his professional career as a scout with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998 and was with them for 12 years, serving various roles including defensive coordinator in 2009 and 2010.
He became the Panthers defensive coordinator in 2011, and helped build one of the strongest defenses in the league that helped them to a berth in the 2016 Super Bowl.