Former Bills Player Says He and McDermott Didn’t See “Eye to Eye”
The National Football League is getting ready for Super Bowl 56, which will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday and complete the 2021 NFL season and postseason.
The Rams and Bengals will play one another, in what is a matchup that few probably predicted, especially the Bengals representing the AFC.
In case you did not know, former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman, Quinton Spain, is on the Bengals as their starting left guard.
Spain was undrafted in 2015 and spent the first four years of his career in Nashville with the Tennessee Titans. He signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills in 2019 and a new contract extension in 2020.
However, Spain was benched a few weeks into the 2020 regular season, and was ultimately released in October. He signed with the Bengals 10 days later and is now protecting Joe Burrow.
Many fans, along with the Buffalo media, wondered why Spain was released? He was given a contract extension before the 2020 season and it's rare for a player to be cut that shortly into a season; especially a player who was previously a starter.
On Wednesday, some light was shed on that 2020 situation between Spain and the Bills.
Spectrum News Buffalo's Jon Scott, Spain said this week that him and Bills head coach Sean McDermott didn't see "eye to eye," and Spain asked the team for his release, which was granted after some resistance.
Spain added that he felt like the Bills were "trying to mess up my career." That after saying the Bills brought in a guy they (the Bills) wanted to play, which led Spain to be benched. You can watch the full video below.
It's disappointing that Spain was released just a few weeks into what would be a magical season for the Bills. It's at least nice to hear his side of things, and get some insight on what exactly happened.