3 players that could follow Jim Schwartz to the Cleveland Browns

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With so much history as an NFL coach, Jim Schwartz could help lure these three free agents to the Cleveland Browns this offseason.

The Cleveland Browns head into the 2023 season with another reset at a coordinator position. So far it appears that Alex Van Pelt and Mike Prefer are safe, but the organization struck quickly to replace the fired Joe Woods (defensive coordinator) with NFL veteran coach, Jim Schwartz.

Schwartz was definitely the easy-button hire for Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Schwartz has a ton of NFL experience, has a fiery personality, and his 4-3 scheme fits well with the personnel the Browns have (mainly Myles Garrett). 

Stefanski is an elite coach when it comes to Xs and O’s and calling plays, but he does lack some motivational skills. Schwartz can be a guy that steps in and gets his team ready to run through a brick wall for him while having an elite scheme. Schwartz took one of the worst defenses in the league (Philadelphia Eagles) and in just two years the team won a Super Bowl with a top-five defense in all categories.

With the Browns looking to bolster this roster, here are three guys that could follow Schwartz to Cleveland.

3 players who could follow Jim Schwartz to the Cleveland Browns

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3. Andrew Adams, Safety

After spending the last two seasons with the Tennessee Titans as a defensive assistant, there’s a good chance he will be interested in a reunion with few of those players. Andrew Adams is one that jumps out and while he may not be the “splash name” everyone wants, he’s someone that could be a strong fit in Cleveland.

Adams has started 46 games in the NFL over his seven-year career, and he was a part of those tough Tampa Bay defenses in 2020 and 2021. I don’t necessarily see Adams as the starting safety on this roster, but he would have the ability to play the third safety position when needed and be an excellent special team player which can’t be overlooked.

Adams isn’t going to ever be a pro-bowl caliber player, but he would be fantastic depth for the Browns roster heading into 2023.