Browns Hire Jim Schwartz as DC
NFL Wild Card - The Cleveland Browns have hired Jim Schwartz as their defensive coordinator, according to a report from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Schwartz last served as a senior defensive assistant for the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee finished 19th in defensive DVOA, but led the league with a -24.4% defensive rushing DVOA.
Since 2001, Schwartz has been a defensive coordinator for the Titans, Buffalo Bills, and Philadelphia Eagles, winning Super Bowl LII as a member of the Eagles. He was also head coach for the Detroit Lions from 2009 to 2013.
After posting the team's best defensive DVOA since 2002 last season, the Cleveland Browns defense took a step back this year, their 3.9% defensive DVOA ranking 23rd in the league.