The Cleveland Browns are looking to hire their seventh head coach since 2009 this offseason. One potential candidate they are interested in is Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who they officially requested an interview with.
A lot of fans don't seem to like Schwartz's defense because of the amount of yards and big plays they give up, but ever since he arrived in Philadelphia, his defenses have been at or better than the league average.
2019: 15th-best defense by points (22.1/game), 3rd-best rushing defense (90.1 yards/game) and 10th-best overall defense (331.7 yards/game)
2018: 12th-best defense by points (21.8/game), 7th-best rushing defense (96.9 yards/game)
2017: 4th-best defense by points (18.4/game), best rushing defense (79.2/game)
2016: 12th-best defense by points (20.7/game), 15th-best rushing defense (103.2/game)
Passing defense has been a whole other problem for Schwartz's defenses in Philadelphia. They ranked 19th (241.6/game) in 2019, 30th (269.2/game) in 2018, 17th (227.3/game) in 2017, and 13th (239.5/game) in 2016.
Could the Eagles upgrade their defense if Schwartz potentially leaves for Cleveland? Absolutely. But there is also a chance that if he leaves the defense could get worse, especially with the lack of depth at practically every defensive position.
Fans better be careful what they wish for, because Schwartz leaving could have just as much of a negative effect to the team as a positive effect.