Former Bills coach Wade Phillips was informed Monday that he will not be retained as the Los Angeles Rams' defensive coordinator.
Phillips oversaw a unit that ranked 13th in total defense and 17th in scoring defense.
He had a 29-19 record in three seasons as the Bills coach with two playoff appearances, including being on the lost end of the "Music City Miracle" against Tennessee.
I have been informed by the Rams that my contract will not be renewed.
I want to thank them for the opportunity to be a part of their success the last 3years. Most of all I want to thank the players who I loved workings with. I still want to coach and feel I can contribute.
— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) January 6, 2020
Phillips, 72, was hired before the 2017 season to assist then-30-year-old McVay, hired as the youngest coach in modern NFL history, in turning around a franchise that had not been to the playoffs since 2004 and had not had a winning season since 2003.
The Rams finished 11-5, won the NFC West and lost a wild-card playoff game to the Atlanta Falcons, 26-13, in 2017. The following season, they repeated as division champions with a 13-3 record, and won two playoff games en route to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the New England Patriots, 13-3.
The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report