Since the 2018-2019 NFL season has come to an end, all fingers are already pointed in the direction of next season. After the Super Bowl, most of the national media sites and channels released their power rankings heading into the 2019 season and they were not optimistic about the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN has the Bills ranked 29th, which is the lowest out of anyone who did power rankings. Mike Rodak of ESPN made a point of naming Josh Allen the reason for their optimism for the 2019 season: “He can put the Bills back in playoff contention in 2019.”
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com put the Bills at 23rd for 2019 and credits Sean McDermott for not being lower on this list and working wonders with the level of talent he has on the roster.
“Sean McDermott has proven himself in his two years as head coach, taking Buffalo to the playoffs in Year 1 while keeping his squad afloat in games they probably shouldn’t have been in (or won) in 2018, despite a horrendous start to the season.”
Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback had a group of eight writers this week to vote in their power rankings poll. The Bills ended up 21st, one spot higher than their 22nd spot to end the regular season. They voted for the Bills to be third in the AFC East behind the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins but the Dolphins are ranked 22nd, one spot lower than the Bills.
Nate Davis of USA Today ranked the Bills 27th. Sean McDermott gets credit once again for getting this team six wins with the level of talent that is on the roster.
“Defense quietly finished ranked second in league. Sean McDermott deserves more credit for squeezing six wins out of talent-deficient roster.”