When the Denver Broncos signed former Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips to a one year deal on Saturday, the team filled the shoes of Elvis Dumveril for less money than they would have had to pay Dwighty Freeney or John Abraham.
They also got a player that can create havoc on the field without necessarily racking up big numbers. Check out this video when the Chargers played the Peyton Manning-led Colts. There’s some good interaction between Phillips and Manning. It’s easy to see why Phillips has been such a nemesis for the Broncos for years.
Phillips is a 10-year player who has seen action in 136 career regular-season games. He has 499 tackles, 69.5 sacks, six interceptions, 20 forced fumbles, and 10 fumble recoveries. He was named to his first Pro Bowl following the 2010 season when he had 11 sacks.
I think it’s going to be fun. I mean, that’s how life is. Sometimes you may grow up rooting for one team, and you find a reason to start rooting for another team. So, it’s going to be exciting, especially because I’ve got a relationship with a lot of those guys still in San Diego, and now I’m on the good side now. I’m excited. – Shaun Phillips on his history with the Broncos