Brett Dougherty of 104.5 The Zone first reported that the Titans are hiring Jim Schwartz as a senior assistant.
Terry McCormick has confirmed that Schwartz “has a role in the organization.”
Schwartz made the decision to step away from the Eagles towards the end of last season and was reportedly weighing the possibility of retiring.
However, it appears as though an opportunity to join Mike Vrabel’s staff in Tennessee where he previously served as defensive coordinator was too good for him to pass up at this point.
The Titans’ defense has struggled the past few years, so it will be interesting to see if the changes their making this offseason will translate to a much improved unit this season.
Schwartz, 54, 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.