ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 05: Derwin James #3 of the Florida State Seminoles reacts after a play against the Mississippi Rebels during the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Florida State's best defender officially ruled out for the year

This might be for the better, actually.

He's been out for almost the whole season so far, but now it looks like it is official that he will miss the remainder of the year.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed that star safety Derwin James would miss the final three games of the regular season.

"You won't see him back during the regular season," Fisher said per 247Sports. "There's no reason to chance it."

Fisher did not rule out a potential return in a bowl game.

James emerged as one of the best defenders in college football in his freshman year in 2015, and he was expected to be a major piece of a Florida State team that was hoping to compete. However, his injury has really devastated the Seminoles' defense.

Florida State still has games left against Boston College, Syracuse, and Florida.