Giants interview Jim Schwartz for their defensive coordinator opening
After losing Patrick Graham to the Las Vegas Raiders, the New York Giants interviewed former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for their defensive coordinator vacancy.
Last week, Schwartz interviewed for the Colts’ DC position but lost to former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. The former Eagles defensive coordinator “retired” after the 2020 season, but joined the Titans as a defensive assistant three months later.
New York hired former Eagles executive Brandon Brown as their assistant general manager Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson accepted the Jaguars’ HC job Friday night.
According to Mike Garafolo, the Giants are looking for an experienced defensive coordinator, making Schwartz a prime candidate.
Former Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka was hired as New York’s offensive coordinator, so there’s a ton of Philly influence currently within the organization.
The Giants have been linked to several potential DCs, including Wink Martindale and Sean Desai. 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.
Over the next week, we will get a better idea of where he stands, but Schwartz will likely be back as a defensive coordinator somewhere very soon.
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