Wade Phillips is one of the best defensive minded coaches in football, and he could be headed to a team near you, according to multiple sources. Phillips is considered a back up plan right now if the Broncos cannot hire Vance Joseph who they are currently being blocked by the Bengals to hire. That could change according to ESPN, but if it doesn’t the team could turn back to the son of Bum.
However, the Broncos have continued their efforts with the Bengals to hire Joseph in recent days, and now there is a feeling within the Broncos’ front office that if the Bengals believe they can find a replacement on their defensive staff for Joseph, they would be more inclined to let Joseph take the promotion with the Broncos.
One name that has surfaced in the league for the Bengals is former New York Giants defense coordinator Perry Fewell. Fewell, who was fired by the Giants shortly after the season, interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers this past week to be the defensive backs coach.
The Broncos believe that until Fewell is hired somewhere he will be considered by the Bengals as well, and that if hired by Cincinnati it would free Joseph to run the Broncos’ defense. By league rules the only time an assistant coach under contract cannot be prevented from taking a new job is if the move is from coordinator to head coach.
Wade Phillips would be a good hire, what do you think?