By Sal Capaccio
It appears the Bills head coaching search is nearing a conclusion, and by all indications Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is about to become the team's new head coach.
According to The Buffalo News, the Carolina Panthers defensive coordinaor is in Florida today possibly finalizing a deal to replace the fired Rex Ryan:
#Bills & Sean McDermott meeting today at Pegulas' home in Boca Raton, Fla. All signs point to finalizing a 5-year deal to become HC.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) January 11, 2017
Multiple sources familiar with the search have told WGR that the team’s front office and ownership have all been very impressed with McDermott since they first interviewed him over a week ago and may be ready to offer him the job. McDermott and Anthony Lynn have both been considered the leading candidates thoughout the interview process. They were two of the four official interviews the team conducted, along with Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard.
Additionally, I’m told if McDermott does become the team’s next coach, former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy could join him as his offensive coordinator. McCoy was fired by the Chargers after this past season. Prior to his four year stint in San Diego, he was the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos from 2009-2012.
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