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Buffalo Bills sign head coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension

The process pays off.

The Buffalo Bills have signed head coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension, the team has announced. McDermott was entering year four of the five-year deal he agreed to when he joined the Bills in 2017, and that meant expectations of an extension were swirling.

The decision was clear cut, and McDermott was the first name on our list of predicted contract extensions published earlier today. With a 25-23 record and two playoff appearances in his three years as a head coach, McDermott has been the most successful Bills coach since Wade Phillips’s tenure 20 years ago. He rebuilt the culture of a team in the middle of its worst-ever playoff drought, oversaw a dramatic roster overhaul, and led the team from those doldrums to playoff contention. He also oversaw a defense that ranked top-three in yards allowed over the past two seasons.

With McDermott locked-in, the conversation moves to his partner—how long until we hear about an extension for general manager Brandon Beane?

Update 1:30pm: Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the extension tacks on four years to McDermott’s contract, keeping him in Buffalo through 2025.