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Four Downs: Could contract extensions be on the horizon for Sean McDermott, Brandon Beane?

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Let’s hope so.

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With each week that passes, fans of the Buffalo Bills get that much closer to the 2020 NFL season. This week’s edition of Four Downs takes a closer look at a number of topics ranging from rookie contracts, national recognition, and some well-deserved contract extensions.


Could contract extensions be on the horizon for head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane?

Many fans are curious to see when and if the Bills will have contract extensions for Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins, and Matt Milano. While I am also anxious to see when those deals are finalized, I would like to add the extensions for head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane to this list. Both have two years left on the initial five-year deals they signed with the Bills, which takes them through the end of the 2021 season.

The recent contract extension offered by the San Francisco 49ers to head coach Kyle Shanahan had me wondering when similar extensions could be forthcoming in Buffalo. Considering the mess that McDermott and Beane initially inherited, a contract extension for both is merited.

Jay Glazer thinks the Bills are playoff bound

In his latest mailbag at The Athletic, Jay Glazer shared his thoughts on Josh Allen and the Bills. While many fans think Buffalo does not get enough national recognition, Glazer’s article features Allen as the lead to his story. Expectations are certainly high for the Bills heading into the 2020 season, especially with Tom Brady now under center with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bills’ draft class is now under contract

Not that there was much doubt, but the Buffalo Bills have officially signed all members of the team’s 2020 draft class. Running back Zack Moss was the last member of Buffalo’s class to sign, inking a four-year deal valued at around $4.5 million. I would expect Moss to have the greatest impact of the rookie class on the field this year, serving as the primary backup to Devin Singletary.

Podcast of the Week

Every so often I get asked to join other Bills podcasts, and last week I had the chance to catch up with Steve from The Buff Hub. We had a chance to discuss a number of topics including a contract extension for Matt Milano, the depth at running back, and much more. I look forward to having Steve join me on a future episode of Breaking Buffalo Rumblings.