Jim Schwartz to the New York Giants is becoming unlikely to happen
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz doesn’t seem to have a shot with the New York Giants.
While the playoffs are going on, the NFL coaching carousel keeps on spinning. Multiple teams are still fighting to stay alive in the playoffs while some teams are searching to find their next head coach. Philadelphia Eagles division rivals, the New York Giants are among a few teams still searching for their next coach.
After they fired Ben McAdoo earlier in the season, they let the interim head coach, Steve Spagnuolo take the reigns for the rest of the 2017 season. But just like any other interim head coach, Spagnuolo does not seem to be the favorite to retain the head coaching job in New York.
The Giants had a few guys that they decided to interview last week. One of them being the Eagles defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz. At first, the chances of Schwartz going to the Giants seemed very likely to happen. With a solid defense already established, it is clear that the Giants are on the hunt for a defensive-minded leader. While Schwartz seems like a trust-worthy candidate, the Giants seem to be shifting their attention elsewhere.
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Schwartz has a tough competition to deal with when it comes to defense. New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia has been on head coaching radars for years now. Last season he was expected to get calls from multiple teams. But he ultimately chose to stay with the Patriots as he seemed very comfortable with his position.
With plenty of reports coming out about a possible collapse of the Patriots’ empire, it’s no surprise that Patricia may feel like this is the perfect time to move on and take over elsewhere. Now, there is plenty of speculation that the Giants are getting closer and closer to working something out with him.
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So where does that leave Schwartz? Well, he still has some opportunities left but the doors are starting to close. He drew interest from the Arizona Cardinals too but rumors of him being hired there aren’t really picking up too much steam. At this point, it seems like teams are avoiding him due to the fact that he already had a failed tenure as a head coach with the Detroit Lions. There is still a chance Schwartz leaves this offseason, but it’s becoming unlikely to happen.