The Buffalo Bills seem to have locked onto Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their next head coach. Rumors began swirling Tuesday followed by a report that the Bills had “zeroed in” on McDermott and now John Wawrow of the Associated Press reports the two sides will formally meet again on Wednesday.
McDermott has spent the last six seasons as the defensive coordinator in Carolina, working with Ron Rivera during his entire tenure. He worked his way up through the coaching ranks with the Philadelphia Eagles, beginning as a scouting coordinator in 1999 and holding almost every position on the coaching rung until he replaced legendary coordinator Jim Johnson in 2009. He was fired by Andy Reid two years later prior to Reid’s final season in Philadelphia.
Despite low rankings in 2016, McDermott’s teams have been statistically very good since joining Carolina and have finished in the top 10 in total yards during four of his six years. Beginning in 2013, McDermott has been taking head coach interviews but could never break through.
With the Pegula’s plane reportedly heading from Charlotte to their home in Boca Raton this morning, we could get an announcement as early as today.