Colts to interview Jim Schwartz for their vacant defensive coordinator job
According to Ian Rapoport, the Indianapolis Colts are interviewing former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for their open DC position. Schwartz is currently a senior assistant for the Tennessee Titans and is considered a strong candidate for the job.
Schwartz “retired” following the 2020 season but took a job with the Titans just three months later. The Colts’ former DC, Matt Eberflus, left to become the Chicago Bears head coach earlier this week.
Colts head coach Frank Reich worked with Schwartz for several seasons before leaving for Indy. Both coaches were coordinators under Doug Pederson during the Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 victory.
Indy is also planning to speak with Jaguars DC Joe Cullen and Washington Football Team’s DB coach Chris Harris. Schwartz, although controversial, was a great defensive coordinator for Philadelphia until the 2020 season. His soft coverages and lack of blitzes annoyed Eagles fans, and the backlash was likely part of his retirement from the team.
For the Eagles, they have had numerous assistants in contention for jobs around the NFL. Brian Johnson was targeted as the Packers’ next OC but didn’t land the job. Current Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon had a second interview with the Houston Texans for their head coach vacancy yesterday and is considered a finalist for the job.
Mandatory Credit: David Maialetti, Philadelphia Inquirer