Sean McDermott Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Buffalo Bills

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Sean McDermott Biography

Sean Michael McDermott is a well-known American football coach and head coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

Sean McDermott Age

Sean was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, on 21 March 1974. He is 49 years old.

Sean McDermott Height

McDermott stands at a moderate height of 6 feet 4 inches tall.

Sean McDermott Education

Sean studied at North Penn High School before transferring to La Salle College High School, where McDermott was named All-Southeastern Pennsylvania in 1992 at defensive and graduated in 1993. In 1992 and 1993, He was also a national prep champion wrestler. He later joined the College of William and Mary and earned a finance bachelor’s degree.

Sean McDermott Family

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States to his supportive parents Kim McDermott and Rich McDermott. Sean has one sibling called Tim McDermott.

Sean McDermott Wife

Sean is married to his pretty wife Jamie McDermott. The duo has two good-looking children.

Sean McDermott Children

Sean and Jamie share two good-looking children.

Sean McDermott Salary

Sean receives an annual salary of $8 million.

Sean McDermott Net worth

McDermott has an approximate net worth of $10 Million.

Sean McDermott Career

In 1999, McDermott originally joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a scouting administrative coordinator, a position he held until being promoted to Andy Reid’s coaching staff in 2001. He became an assistant defensive backs coach and later then became a defensive quality control coach.

In 2003, Sean replaced Steve Spagnuolo as defensive backs coach, as Spagnuolo was assigned linebackers coach. In 2004, He saw both of his starting safeties ( Michael Lewi and Brian Dawkins) earn Pro Bowl berths in team history for the first time.

McDermott and the Eagles that season appeared in Super Bowl XXXIX but lost to the New England Patriots, who won their second straight Super Bowl title. Under McDermott’s watch, Dawkins following the 2005 and 2006 seasons went on to earn two more Pro Bowl berths. In 2007, Sean after Spagnuolo had left to take the defensive coordinator job for the New York Giants was assigned linebackers coach. On January 28, 2008, Andy Reid Eagles’ head coach named McDermott as the secondary coach again.

On May 18, 2009, He was named interim defensive coordinator due to defensive coordinator Jim Johnson’s medical leave of absence. On July 24, of that same year, the Eagles announced McDermott would take over as full-time defensive coordinator due to the continuing decline of Johnson.

Johnson died four days later. Thanks partly to what he learned under Johnson,  in his later defensive game plans, McDermott would implement various blitzes. McDermott was fired on January 15, 2011, as the defensive coordinator after 12 years with the Eagles.

On January 17, 2011, Sean was hired as the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. He was reunited with Ron Rivera with new Panthers head coach, a former Eagles assistant whom Sean served alongside from 1999 to 2003. As the Panthers’ defensive coordinator, McDermott 2012–2015 led the team to finish in the top ten in overall defense. In the 2015 season, Sean and the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50, which was played on February 7, 2016. 

On January 11, 2017, Sean was hired as the 19th head coach in franchise history by the Buffalo Bills. On September 10, 2017, He won his NFL head coaching debut over the New York Jets in the season-opening 21–12 victory, becoming just the third Bills head coach to win his first game with the team after Rex Ryan and Marv Levy.

McDermott after leading the Bills to a 10–6 record, received their second playoff berth in three seasons as the AFC’s #5 seed and was nominated for NFL Head Coach of the Year for the 2019 season. The Bills in overtime during the Wild Card Round would lose 22–19 to the Houston Texans.

He signed a contract extension through 2025, On August 12, 2020. The 2020 season marked many instances of success and growth for McDermott and the Bills. Quarterback Josh Allen developed dramatically, leading the Bills to their first AFC East Division Title since 1995 and turning into an MVP candidate tied for second best in the league with the Green Bay Packers and behind the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the AFC Championship, the Bills ended their 2020 season, lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 38–24, ending the Bills’ hopes of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 27 years. Sean was questioned by analysts and fans for his play calling, with criticism specifically aimed at his decision-making regarding attempting field goals instead of touchdowns.

Before the 2021 season, the Bills, drafting Offensive Lineman Spencer Brown from Northern Iowa, increased protection on Quarterback Josh Allen. The Bills went on a four-game winning streak (including two shutout wins against the Dolphins (35-0) & Texans (40-0) after losing their first game against the Steelers 23-16. The Bills with the only loss coming against the Patriots in a game with 25-35 mph winds would continue to dominate their division finishing 5-1.

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