Patriots extend Adrian Phillips

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Patriots safety Adrian Phillips will be staying in New England.

Phillips, who had been in the final year of his contract, has agreed to a three-year extension, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio.

After playing his first six NFL seasons with the Chargers, Phillips signed a two-year contract with the Patriots in 2020. Although he was known more for playing special teams than defense in his time with the Chargers, he has become a major component of the Patriots’ defense.

Longtime Patriots safety Devin McCourty is set to become a free agent in March, and he may be on the way out. But extending Phillips gives the Patriots some stability in the secondary.

5 responses to “Patriots extend Adrian Phillips

  1. AP is one of those players that the Chargers developed and should have tried to retain at all costs. He was largely as special teams player with the Chargers because he was a UDFA who took time to develop. And develop he did, into a solid safety who could also play linebacker in certain situations. The final few seasons with the Chargers he was a fixture in the defensive backfield; he got a lot of playing time, he wasn’t just a special teamer. AP is very intelligent, self-motivated, hard-working, and disciplined, just the right type of player for Bill Belichick.

  2. Fantastic player. Outplayed Jamal Adams the last 2 years in every category and he doesn’t cost 2 1st rders and 20 mil per.

    Glad this got done. Hopefully more players who love playing for BB will be interested in doing stuff like this.

  3. touchback6 says:
    January 1, 2022 at 1:57 pm
    Fantastic player. Outplayed Jamal Adams the last 2 years in every category and he doesn’t cost 2 1st rders and 20 mil per.
    ——————
    Well he is an actual “true” Safety where Adams is really an undersized LB with horrible coverage skills.

    Good player, good signing.

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