Schwartz returning to Titans on defensive employees


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans introduced Wednesday that they’ve added Jim Schwartz to the teaching employees as senior defensive assistant.

“We’re excited so as to add Jim to our employees,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stated in a ready assertion. “He has a deep degree of soccer information and has overseen a substantial amount of success on the defensive aspect of the ball, so it all the time good so as to add a high quality coach to our employees. This function will present our defensive employees with Jim’s expertise and perspective within the employees conferences and on the follow area.”

Schwartz spent 10 years (1999-2008) with the Titans as an assistant coach. Eight of his 10 seasons in Tennessee had been because the Titans’ defensive coordinator. Throughout his time with Tennessee, the Titans earned six playoff berths, performed in two AFC Championship Video games and appeared in Tremendous Bowl XXXIV.

Schwartz’s return to the Titans comes after he was the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles for the previous 5 seasons (2016-20). A supply advised ESPN earlier this 12 months that Schwartz had supposed to take the 12 months off as he contemplated retirement.

“Though my ardour for the sport stays sturdy, it’s best for me to step again from the day-to-day of teaching in the intervening time. I’ve an excessive amount of respect for the sport and for everyone concerned to compromise the extent of dedication that I consider is important to do the job,” Schwartz stated when he stepped away from his duties with the Eagles. “I do not know what my future holds, however I’m prepared to do something I can to assist this group in any method.”

In all, he has 14 years of expertise as a defensive coordinator, together with one season with the Buffalo Bills. Schwartz additionally served as the pinnacle coach of the Detroit Lions from 2009 to ’13.

ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.