Only second Buffalo head coach in 2000s to get re-upped
It takes a big story nowadays to knock coronavirus-related developments off the top of the daily NFL news pyramid, and the Buffalo Bills offering a contract extension to a head coach certainly qualifies.
Sean McDermott on Wednesday became only the second of eight Bills head coaches this century to sign a second deal. The team announced the news at midday.
“In just three short years, Sean McDermott has ended the Bills playoff drought and turned the team into a division favourite and AFC contenders,” Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement. “Sean’s leadership on and off the field has been nothing but genuine and transparent, qualities we appreciate as owners.
“(He) 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 had two seasons remaining on his original five-year contract, and his extension is four years in length, according to NFL Network.