Browns Have Requested Permission to Interview Jim Schwartz
The Eagles defense gave up just 17 points in the season ending Wild Card playoff loss to Seattle on Sunday. While Eagles fans don't always love Jim Schwartz, he is considered one of the top defensive minds in the game.
According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns have requested to interview Schwartz for their head-coaching vacancy.
Schwartz last lead a team as a head coach from 2009-13 when he led the Lions to one playoff appearance in 2011 during his tenure in the Motor City. He also interviewed for head coaching jobs in pats years with the Cardinals and Giants, but didn't get either job.
He did once interview for the Browns defensive coordinator position back in 2016 after sitting out a year after serving as a defensive coordinator for the 2014 Bills.
This years defense gave up 22.1 points per game, and finished 10th in the league giving up 331.7 yards per game. They were third best team in the league in rushing yards allowed, giving up 90.1 yards per game.