Browns Interviewing Jim Schwartz Wednesday, Kevin Stefanski Thursday, Josh McDaniels Friday


Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are scheduled to interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz on Wednesday, Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski on Thursday and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels on Friday.

Schefter says the Browns want to have a deal in place with their next head coach by Saturday.

The Browns have already interviewed Ravens OC Greg Roman, 49ers DC Robert Saleh, Bills OC Brian Daboll and Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their vacancy. 

With the Giants and Panthers filling their head-coaching jobs on Tuesday, there’s really no rush for the Browns to complete their search, so they can take their time and ensure they’re hiring the right guy this time around. 

Schwartz, 53, spent eight years as the Titans’ defensive coordinator before he was hired as the Lions’ head coach in 2009. Hep spent five years as the Lions’ head coach before he was fired after the 2013 season.

Schwartz spent a year with the Bills and eventually joined the Eagles as their defensive coordinator in 2016.

During his five years with the Lions, Schwartz led them to a record of 29-51 (36.3 percent) including one playoff appearance.

In 2019, the Eagles’ defense was No. 14 best in yards allowed, No. 12 in points, No. 11 in passing yards allowed and No. 13 in rushing yards allowed.

Stefanski, 37, began his NFL coaching career as an operations intern with the Eagles back in 2005. He was later hired by the Vikings as an assistant to head coach a year later.

Stafanksi has held a number of positions including TEs coach, RBs coach and QBs coach before being promoted to the team’s interim offensive coordinator after they fired John DeFilippo during the season last year.

After interviewing for head-coaching jobs last January, Stafanksi returned to the Vikings and was hired as their full-time offensive coordinator. 

In 2019, the Vikings’ offense ranked No. 16 in total yards, No. 8 in points scored, No. 6 in rushing yards and No. 23 in passing yards.

McDaniels, 43, began his NFL coaching career with the Patriots as a personnel assistant back in 2001. He worked his way up to offensive coordinator in New England before he departed for the Broncos head-coaching job in 2009.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go very well for McDaniels with the Broncos and he was fired during his second year with the team. After a brief stint with the Rams as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, McDaniels returned to the Patriots and has been running their offense ever since.

McDaniels agreed to become the head coach of the Colts a few years ago before later backing out of the agreement to remain in New England. 

In 2019, the Patriots’ offense ranked No. 15 in total yards, No. 7 in points scored, No. 18 in rushing yards and No. 8 in passing yards.


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