Extend Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott
The last thing on the checklist actually falls on owners Terry and Kim Pegula as they should try to work out new deals for Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott this offseason. Both have two years left on their initial five year deals that they signed in 2017 but they have proven enough to warrant long term commitments.
The Buffalo Bills under these two have gone 25-23 but have made the playoffs two out of the last three years. This is rather impressive considering the Bills went nearly 20 years without a playoff appearance before their arrival. The goal the first two seasons was to get the financial aspect of the franchise in order and they were forced to deal with a lot of dead cap space that restricted the moves they could make.
However, this offseason, and the previous one, really showed the caliber of players this organization can bring in with Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane running the show. The Bills from 2017 to 2019 drafted 22 players with 17 players still with the team and 10 of those players expected to be starters for this team in 2020.
This type of track record is rather remarkable and has been a big part of their quick turnaround.
It was certainly refreshing to see the Buffalo Bills elect to go away from the re-tread head coaches and general managers back in 2017, and they have struck gold with Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott. They can’t afford to let these two go anytime soon.