The Buffalo Bills are nearing the hire of their new head coach.
The Bills are “closing in” on hiring Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their new head coach, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday.
McDermott interviewed last week with the Bills and was brought in again for a second interview Wednesday, Rapoport reported. Buffalo interviewed several candidates for the position, including Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn, who was considered the early favorite for the job.
McDermott, 42, has worked as NFL coaching assistant since 2001 when he worked as an assistant to then-Eagles head coach Andy Reid in 2001. After eventually working his way up to Eagles defensive coordinator, he left Philadelphia in 2011 to become the Panthers’ defensive coordinator.
If hired, McDermott would take over a Bills team that hasn’t made the postseason since the 1999 season. Buffalo fired Rex Ryan last month just before the team wrapped up a 7-9 campaign.
If McDermott is hired by the Bills, Rapoport reported you can expect the Panthers to elevate secondary coach Steve Wilks to defensive coordinator.
We’ll have more on this situation as it develops.
Source: NFL Headlines