The Cleveland Browns hire 2017 Eagles’ Super Bowl champion Jim Schwartz as their new defensive coordinator
Jim Schwartz, the leader of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl defense five years ago, is now the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.
Jim Schwartz hired as Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator
Schwartz will replace Joe Woods, who was fired last week after three seasons in Cleveland and will now join a laundry list of NFL defensive coordinators with ties to the Philadelphia Eagles.
NFL Defensive Coordinators with Eagles Ties via NBC Sports Philadelphia
Schwartz becomes the fifth current NFL defensive coordinator with ties to the Eagles. DeMeco Ryans of the 49ers played for the Eagles from 2012 through 2015, Leslie Frazier of the Bills was Andy Reid’s secondary coach from 1999 through 2003, Jaguars d-coordinator Mike Caldwell played for the Eagles from 1998 through 2001 and coached under Reid from 2008 through 2012 and Reid’s defensive coordinator in Kansas City, Steve Spagnuolo, was on his staff here from 1999 through 2006.
Schwartz spent 2016-2020 with the Philadelphia Eagles under the Doug Pederson regime. The Eagles ranked 12th, 4th, 12th, 15th, and 20th, over five seasons. During Schwartz’s five years in Philly, the Eagles ranked 9th in points allowed, 3rdin rush defense, 7th in sacks and 13th in takeaways. The Super Bowl year was obviously the standout season for Schwartz in Philadelphia as the Eagles were Top 5 in almost every major defensive category and Super Bowl champions.
Schwartz spent the last two years as a senior defensive assistant with the Titans.
Good luck, Jimmy.