By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Buffalo Bills have signed head coach Sean McDermott to a multi-year extension. McDermott is now signed for the next six seasons, through the 2025 season.
He has been the team’s head coach since the 2017 season. Since taking over as the team’s head coach, he’s 25-23 in the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs.
“Sean’s leadership on and off the field has been nothing but genuine and transparent, qualities we appreciate as owners,” owners Terry and Kim Pegula said 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 guided the team to two winning seasons in his three seasons as the leader of the team. In 2019, he guided the team to a 10-6 record — his best record as the Bills head coach.
Both times that the Bills made it to the playoffs, they were eliminated in the AFC Wild Card game. They suffered losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans.
This season, though, things could be potentially different. There are many pundits, who believe that the Bills will win the AFC East with Tom Brady no longer with the New England Patriots..
If they’re able to achieve that goal, they’ll be the first team since 2008 in the AFC East not named the Patriots to win the division. The Miami Dolphins won the Division despite the Dolphins and the Patriots having identical 11-5 records.
“It was just something he’d keep saying,” Pat DiMarco said. “Guys would hear it but wouldn’t always live it. Now it’s our nature. It’s like that saying. First you form the habit, then the habit forms you. So it’s a habit now. You come in here and ‘Playoff Caliber’ is the standard. Not only on the field, but in the weight room, the meeting room. Playoff caliber is what we’re doing every single day. Guys are working their tails off.
“Probably the second biggest thing that he preaches is your love for the guy next to you. You’re going to sell out, not for yourself or your contract, but for the guy next to you and his family and his well-being. There’s just a lot to it. When you care and you love the guy you’re playing for you’re only going to play that much better.”