By Sal Capaccio
Sean McDermott is the 20th head coach of the Buffalo Bills. The team made the official announcement via Twitter and their website Wednesday:
Team owner Kim Pegula, via text, told WGR Wednesday evening that McDermott "is ready, prepared, and a winner."
Done deal pic.twitter.com/69gaGkeMXV— Kim Pegula (@KimPegula) January 11, 2017
“We believe we have hired a smart, determined and hard-working head coach who has been training for many years to achieve this goal," said Bills owner Terry Pegula in a team statement. "Sean is an ambitious leader who has the desire to lead this organization to compete for and ultimately win a Super Bowl. We look forward to working with Sean for many years to come.”
“Sean McDermott is an excellent football coach and we feel he is the perfect leader for this team," said Bills general manager Doug Whaley in a team statement. "Sean’s intelligence, leadership qualities and vision for our team impressed us throughout the interview process. I am excited to begin working with Coach McDermott and his staff."
McDermott has been the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers for the past five seasons, ranking in the top-10 in four of those years. McDermott replaces Rex Ryan who was fired before the end of the 2016 regular season.
Former Defensive Coordinator, Carolina Panthers
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