Wade Phillips awarded Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award

Wade Phillips
Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips watches before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 31-24. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, it was announced that Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was one of two assistant coaches named to the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award Class of 2016 by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach Monte Kiffin joins Phillips as the only other coach honored with the award this year.

The award, named after Sports Illustrated‘s long-time lead football writer Paul Zimmerman, is given out to assistant coaches who have experienced lifetime achievement in the National Football League.

The award is Phillips’ second assistant coaching award following the Broncos championship season. Prior to this award, he was named NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.

Wade Phillips shared his thoughts on winning the award on Twitter.

This is the second award the Broncos have been presented by the Professional Football Writers of America in the last week after their public relations department received the Pete Rozelle Award on June 25.

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