Washington Commanders defensive tackle, Phil Mathis is glad to be back healthy with teammates for the upcoming season, after missing all of 2022 with a torn meniscus, which required surgery.
Feels so good to be back with the coterie😁
— Phidarian (Phil) Mathis 🅿️Ⓜ️ (@PhidarianMathis) April 19, 2023
Mathis was selected by Washington with the 47th pick in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft after playing four years in Tuscaloosa with the Alabama Crimson Tide. Mathis finished his college career with 129 total tackles,10.5 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries, and his experience helped develop a lot of the younger players along the defensive line.
Mathis had a strong camp with the team and was expected to be a big-time contributor in his rookie year, before going down with an injury. The Commanders have former Alabama stars Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne signed long-term, but the team could really benefit from adding some depth with a healthy Mathis.