Doug Pederson will be a first-time head coach for the Eagles, but it looks like he’ll be assisted by a defensive coordinator with experience in the top job.
Former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz’s arrival at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station was caught on video by ABC6 on Monday. There are multiple reports that Schwartz is expected to be named the defensive coordinator this week.
Schwartz, who also interviewed with the Jaguars for a coordinator position, was out of coaching in 2015. He spent one year as the Bills defensive coordinator in 2014 after being fired as the head coach in Detroit. Schwartz’s defense in Buffalo performed much better than the unit did this season and his defenses have generally been strong dating back to his days as the defensive coordinator in Tennessee.
There are also multiple reports that Frank Reich is Pederson’s choice for offensive coordinator. Reich spent the last two seasons as the coordinator for the Chargers, but was fired at the end of the regular season. The Chargers had an excellent passing game in 2015, but they struggled to run the ball and finished 26th in scoring in the NFL for the season.