UPDATE: Wade Phillips is set to Rams staff as defensive coordinator for Sean McVay, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. McVay, the former Redskins offensive coordinator was named Rams head coach earlier on Thursday.
The Redskins will interview Wade Phillips for their defensive coordinator position tomorrow, according to a report by NBC 4.
Phillips is among the best and most experienced coaches in the NFL. He has been coaching in the NFL since 1976 including 25 years as a defensive coordinator and 12 as a head coach.
His resume is long and successful. As either a head coach or the defensive coordinator he has had defenses ranked in the top 10 in 19 seasons including 10 seasons with top five rankings.
Most recently Phillips was the defensive coordinator of the Broncos. After the 2015 season Denver won the Super Bowl thanks largely to having the No. 1 defense in the league.
This is not the first time Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has considered Phillips for the team’s defensive coordinator position.
In 2015 Gruden interviewed Phillips but decided to go with Joe Barry instead. Barry was fired last week and now Phillips is back.
Phillips’ contract with the Broncos has expired and it appears that the new head coach in Denver, former Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, is not interested in bringing him back. So, Phillips is a coaching free agent.
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But Phillips will draw more suitors.
In particular, it has been reported that Sean McVay, the former Redskins offensive coordinator who was hired as the Rams’ head coach on Thursday, is interested in bringing Phillips in to be in charge of his defense.
One advantage that the Redskins may have over other teams when it comes to acquiring Phillips’ services is a particular family tie. Phillips’ son, Wes, is the Redskins’ tight ends coach.
The Redskins have announced two interviews so far.