Wade Phillips: I’m ready to retire from retirement

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Wade Phillips was out of football in 2020, but he’d like that to change in 2021.

The Rams did not renew Phillips’ contract as their defensive coordinator after the 2019 season and he spoke to a couple of teams about possibly joining their staffs, but couldn’t find any takers. With teams making changes to their coaching staffs now, Phillips went on Twitter to make sure they know that he’s looking for work.

“I am ready to retire from retirement! I am ready and available. Let’s win,” Phillips wrote.

Phillips has spent four decades in the NFL with stints as a head coach, interim head coach, and defensive coordinator for a variety of teams. He won assistant coach of the year for his work as the Broncos defensive coordinator in 2015 and then went on to win the only Super Bowl ring of his career.

13 responses to “Wade Phillips: I’m ready to retire from retirement

  1. Detroit needs to pull the trigger on finding a HC who will want him on his staff. Pederson and Phillips ?

  2. Wade Phillips is not only great for the NFL but he’s a terrific D Coordinator. Remember prior to the Rams he coached the Broncos D to Super Bowl 50. And Cam Newton still has PTSD from the game. Are you telling me Dallas, Tennessee, Jacksonville, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit or Minnesota couldn’t use this guy?

  3. I like the Dan Quinn hire, but would have rather had Wade as the Dallas DC, if he would come back.

  4. In 2015 he DC’d the Broncos to the SB and they won.
    In 2018 he DC’d the Rams to the SB and they held the Patriots to 13 points. He should be in high demand!

  5. Wade, call Mike Brown, Katie Blackburn, Duke Tobin or Zac Taylor. they desperately need you as DC or special defensive consultant. Pleeeaasseeeee call them.

  6. I look forward to him writing a book one day. As much as he has moved around the league it should be very interesting and especially the chapter how he lost his last head coaching job.

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