The Buffalo Bills parted ways with Rex Ryan before the 2016 wrapped up and now the franchise has their new leader. Sean McDermott will be the new head coach of the Bills.
McDermott has been working his way up the coaching ranks in the NFL since 1999 starting as a scouting coordinator for the Eagles. He was the Eagles defensive coordinator in 2009 & 2010. He's been the DC for the Carolina Panthers since 2011. His defenses in Carolina have been strong for the most part, finishing in the top 10 in yards allowed in four of his six seasons with the Panthers and finishing in the top 10 in points allowed in two of six years.
While McDermott doesn't have head coaching experience himself he could be bringing in some of that leadership in the offensive coordinator role as another head coach who was fired this offseason is rumored to be coming to lead the offense for McDermott and the Bills.
McDermott will be the 4th head coach for the Bills since 2012 and he will be saddled with the task of getting Buffalo to the postseason for the first time since 1999 when Wade Phillips ran the team - 8 head coaches ago.