According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will be joining the Tennessee Titans as a senior defensive assistant.
It’s a homecoming for Schwartz, who had worked as the Titans’ defensive coordinator from 2001 to 2008.
Schwartz joining the Titans is a somewhat surprising move, considering he had been intending to take a year off from coaching and was mulling retirement. Instead, he’ll now be heading to a team that allowed 439 points in 2020, ninth-worst in the NFL.
Schwartz had been the Eagles’ defensive coordinator since 2016, where he led some solid defenses:
- 2016 Points Allowed/Game: 20.7
- 2017 Points Allowed/Game: 18.4
- 2018 Points Allowed/Game: 21.8
- 2019 Points Allowed/Game: 22.1
- 2020 Points Allowed/Game: 26.1
Considering the number of injuries the Eagles experienced over those six years, in addition to some of the lackluster players on defense, Schwartz got the best out of his units for a good chuck of his tenure here.
Regardless of some fans might have felt about Schwartz, who’s methods were certainly frustrating at times, there’s no question new DC Jonathon Gannon will have some big shoes to fill.