Originally posted on Sportsnaut  |  By Vincent Frank  |  Last updated 1/11/17

Sean McDermott is leaving his role as defensive coordinator of the Panthers to become head coach of the Bills. Alex Brandon/Associated Press

NFL coaching moves are coming in fast and furious on Wednesday. Mere minutes after it was announced that the Denver Broncos have hired Vance Joseph to become the team’s new head coach comes this juicy piece of information.

According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott has agreed to become the Buffalo Bills’ new head coach.

The Bills later confirmed the hire.

Sean McDermott, 42, is widely respected around league circles. He’s been the Panthers’ defensive coordinator for the past six seasons and oversaw a dominating performance that helped the team reach Super Bowl 50 last season. While Carolina’s defense did drop off a tad in 2016, McDermott still showed the ability to get the most out of young defenders.

McDermott has been in the NFL dating back to his days as a scout with the Philadelphia Eagles back in 1999. Interestingly enough, that’s the last time his new Bills team earned a playoff spot.

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