In early January, even before Doug Pederson was fired, former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz resigned from his job.
At the time, Schwartz was considering retiring and even said in a statement that he did not know what the future held.
It didn’t take him long to figure out.
Schwartz, 54, joins the Titans coaching staff, according to a report by Brent Dougherty of 104.5 The Zone in Nashville.
It’s unclear exactly what Schwartz’s title will be with the Titans.
According to veteran NFL reporter Paul Kuharsky, Schwartz’s role right now appears to be that of a consultant. “Its final form has yet to be determined,” wrote Kuharsky.
Schwartz joined the Eagles in 2016 and was their defensive coordinator for all five seasons with Doug Pederson, including the Super Bowl season in 2017. Before that, he took a year off in 2015, so it wouldn’t have been a great deal. surprise. watch him do that again.
But now Schwartz will return to Tennessee, where he was defensive coordinator from 2001-08 and previously was linebackers coach and defensive assistant. Schwartz was the head coach of the Lions from 2009-13.
In 2021, the Titans will have a new defensive coordinator in Shane Bowen, 34, who was a surprising internal promotion. So we’ll see what important role Schwartz will play on Mike Vrabel’s staff.
There must be something about this new job with the Titans that lured Schwartz out of the 2021 season. Because that certainly seemed to be his plan in early January, when he issued a statement explaining his decision to resign.
“While my passion for the game remains strong, it is best for me to step back from day-to-day training for now,” Schwartz said in a statement on January 7. “I have too much respect for the game and for everyone involved to compromise on the level of commitment that I think is necessary to get the job done. I don’t know what the future holds, but I am willing to do whatever I can to help this organization of anyway “.
While Schwartz wasn’t the most popular coach during his time in Philadelphia, his defenses actually performed quite well, especially considering the level of talent he was given at times.
Here’s a look at where Schwartz’s defenses stood during his years with the Eagles:
Points allowed: 21.8 per game (ninth)
Yards allowed: 342 per game (13th)
Passing yards allowed: 243.0 (19 °)
Running yards allowed: 99.1 (3rd)
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