Report: Eagles, Browns, Jaguars want Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator
Jim Schwartz is in very high demand for open defensive coordinator positions, but he may have a job already.
According to reports, while both the Browns and Jaguars have reached out to Schwartz, the former Lions coach is in Philadelphia to discuss the position with the Eagles.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) January 18, 2016
According to ESPN’s Pat McManamon, sources said that the Browns have also reached out to Schwartz, as have the Jaguars. McManamon notes that Schwartz’s first choice would have been to return to the Titans, where he spent much of his career as defensive coordinator, but the team is retaining Dick LeBeau.
The Eagles, however, may well be the frontrunner.
Re: Jim Schwartz and the #Eagles' competition for him. Jeffrey Lurie has never been afraid to out-bid others for assistants. He'll pay.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 18, 2016
It stands to reason that Schwartz wouldn’t make the trip to Philly if he weren’t serious about the opportunity, and their interest has previously been reported on. New Eagles coach Doug Pederson was also reportedly eyeing Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, but with all signs pointing to Spags staying in New York, Schwartz may well be the choice.