The Facts: Sean McDermott has taken the Bills from afterthought to favorite to win the AFC East, which is worth some newfound job security in the eye of the franchise. Buffalo signed McDermott to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
Diehards Line: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a six-year extension that keeps him tied to the Bills through 2025. ... It makes sense. In a relatively short amount of time, McDermott has instilled a tough, gritty culture in Buffalo that has produced stingy defenses and turned an also-ran into a contender. The Bills snuck into the playoffs in 2017, ending a drought that extended back to 1999, and two years later, they looked like a legitimate threat in their return to the postseason. A heartbreaking loss ended that run prematurely, but McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have the Bills positioned well for the future. With franchise quarterback Josh Allen looking to take the next step and big-play threat Stefon Diggs arriving as the new guy in town, Buffalo's offense might come closer to matching the play of its reliable defense.