Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills
Sean McDermott (44) began his NFL coaching career in 1999 as a scouting administrator for the Philadelphia Eagles. McDermott stayed with the Eagles from 1999-2011, serving under Andy Reid his entire tenure. In 2001, he was promoted to assistant to the head coach. From 2002-2003, he served as the defensive assistant and defensive quality control coach, before becoming the assistant defensive backs coach in 2004-2006. In 2007, he became the secondary coach and switched to linebackers coach the following year. In 2009, he was finally promoted to defensive coordinator and secondary coach. In 2011, he was fired from the Eagles franchise and was hired by the Carolina Panthers to become their defensive coordinator. As defensive coordinator, the Panthers finished in the top 10 in defense from 2012-2015. In 2015, the Panthers met the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl L and lost 24-10.
In January, 2017, McDermott was hired to be the 22nd head coach of the Buffalo Bills. In his first season, he guided the Bills to a 9-7 record and their first playoff appearance in 18 years. They lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Game. HCR: 2017-2018