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 mentioned in a ready assertion. “He has a deep stage of soccer information and has overseen quite a lot of success on the defensive facet of the ball, so it at all times good so as to add a high quality coach to our employees. This position will present our defensive employees with Jim’s expertise and perspective within the employees conferences and on the follow discipline.”
Schwartz spent 10 years (1999-2008) with the Titans as an assistant coach. Eight of his 10 seasons in Tennessee have 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 past five seasons (2016-20). A source told ESPN earlier this year that Schwartz had intended to take the year off as he contemplated retirement.
“Although my passion for the game remains strong, it is best for me to step back from the day-to-day of coaching for the time being. I have too much respect for the game and for everybody involved to compromise the level of commitment that I believe is necessary to do the job,” Schwartz said when he stepped away from his duties with the Eagles. “I don’t know what my future holds, but I am willing to do anything I can to help this organization in any way.”
In all, he has 14 years of experience as a defensive coordinator, including one season with the Buffalo Bills. Schwartz also served as the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2009 to ’13.
ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.