Following up on a previous report, it now looks like the New York Giants have indeed requested permission to speak with Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz about the team’s head coaching vacancy. An interview will reportedly happen over the weekend.
Giants submitted request to interview Eagles' DC Jim Schwartz for their HC job, and the interview is expected to occur this weekend in Philadelphia, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2018
Schwartz was immediately bandied about as a possibility for the job once former head coach Ben McAdoo was fired in-season. Though, other reports suggested that he might not be the favorite to land the Giants’ job.
A former head coach of the Detroit Lions, Schwartz did a tremendous job with the Eagles’ defense this past regular season. Unfortunately, the team’s performance on that side of the ball left a lot to be desired towards the end of the season. That was magnified in Week 15 when Philadelphia yielded 504 total yards to these very same Giants.
Seen as a tremendous defensive mind, Schwartz posted a 29-51 record and led the Lions to just one playoff appearance in his five seasons as the team’s head coach.