Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio has heard there’s a chance Wade Phillips may not return as the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2020.
Marvez mentions that Phillips is in the final year of his contract with Los Angeles and the expectation is that he’ll meet with HC Sean McVay after the season to discuss the situation.
Should Phillips no longer serve as the Rams’ defensive coordinator, Marvez says Rams LBs coach Joe Barry would be “strong replacement candidate” to watch.
Phillips, 72, began his NFL coaching career with the Oilers back in 1976 and has worked for several teams in a number of capacities. He has served as the head coach of the Broncos, Bills and Cowboys before returning to the Broncos as their defensive coordinator in 2015.
Phillips joined the Rams for the 2017 and has spent the past three seasons as their defensive coordinator.
This season, the Rams’ defense ranks No. 15 in total points allowed, No. 24 in rushing yards allowed, No. 6 in passing yards allowed and No. 12 in total yards allowed.
We’ll have more regarding Phillips and the Rams as the news is available.