He’s played snaps at safety, cornerback, outside linebacker, edge, and along the interior defensive line. The versatile defensive back has recorded 65 total tackles, eight passes defended, one forced fumble and four interceptions for the Patriots this year.
On Saturday, NFL Insider Adam Schefter announced that Phillips and the Patriots agreed to a three-year extension. The new deal includes $7.25 million guaranteed.
Phillips has made quite the name for himself in the NFL after he went undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft. The San Diego Chargers signed the former Longhorn two months after the draft ended and he spent the majority of the season on their practice squad.
After six seasons with the Chargers, Phillips signed a two-year $6 million deal with the Patriots back in 2019.