Bills sign McDermott to multi-year contract extension

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Bills have signed head coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension, the Buffalo Bills PR announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

In his three seasons with the Bills, McDermott has led the team to a 25-23 record and two trips to the NFL playoffs.

“The reason I came, the reason we’re here is to bring a World Championship to this organization, this city, this fanbase around the world, and that’s what we’re going to try to do,” Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott said. “To be a good coach is one thing, to have a good staff is one thing, but to have the opportunity to work with a GM that knows what he’s doing that gives us the right players is a big part of our success.”

“We’re super happy for him and his family. He’s worked extremely hard and led us in the right direction. He’s got this team on the right trajectory, we’re just going to follow his lead,” Bills quarterback Josh Allen said. “Being a head coach when you get that extension, it’s a relief. We’re looking forward to having him here for the next six years.”

“Sean’s leadership on and off the field has been nothing but genuine and transparent, qualities we appreciate as owners,” Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement. “He is the same great person to us, the players and everyone across all organizations.”

“We will never forget how impressed we were during his first interview. Sean’s attention to detail were apparent back then and his process-driven approach 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.”

“You’re only as good as the people around you, and I think that’s true. That includes everyone in our building and everyone in the Pegula Sports Business, I get a tremendous amount of support, they give a tremendous amount of support,” McDermott said.

Under McDermott, the Bills defense has flourished. From 2018-19, the Bills have given up the fewest number of yards in the NFL, while allowing the fourth lowest point total in the league.

McDermott currently ranks fifth on the Bills all-time wins list with his 25, trailing only Marv Levy, Lou Saban, Chuck Knox and Wade Phillips.

“To the fans, I know this is a different year, but I want everyone to know that you’re with us, we’re going to take you with us into every game that we go to,” McDermott said.

The terms of the extension have not yet been released, but ESPN Insider Adam Schefter tweeted that the Bills and McDermott have agreed to a six-year deal, tying McDermott to Western New York until 2025.

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