Buffalo Bills reward Sean McDermott with contract extension

Sean McDermott and Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Sean McDermott and Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Head coach Sean McDermott will now be under contract with the Buffalo Bills until 2025 after receiving an extension from the team.

If there is one thing the Buffalo Bills have been trying to accomplish the past few years is some stability and it looks like the team is ready to give Sean McDermott a commitment other coaches haven’t gotten.

The team has gone through a transformation under McDermott although it was a struggle at first but since he was hired in 2017, he has gone 25-23. The noticeable improvement has been on the defensive side of his game and are now looking to get their offense on the same level.

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Giving McDermott a contract extension is sort of an uncharacteristic move for the Pegula family since they have had a tendency to not give this type of commitment to a coach or general manager. This is also a sign that this ownership group is willing to stand by a team that has shown signs of improvement.

"“Sean’s leadership on and off the field has been nothing but genuine and transparent, qualities we appreciate as owners,” said Bills president 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.”"

With Tom Brady leaving the AFC East, the Bills will be looking to push the New England Patriots for the division title. They have shown that they can compete when the spotlight is on them but they also need to be able to do the same when they are going up against a formidable contender.

The offense will likely be a focus considering the team was not in the top-20 last season although having a top-five defense which was the second-highest scoring unit in 2019.

With the addition of Stefon Diggs, Buffalo has shown a commitment to score more points but it will be interesting to see how it all comes together.

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