Jim Schwartz's days with the Eagles might be nearing an end. According to ESPN, Schwartz will interview for the Giants' head coaching job next week and Schwartz has been linked to the Giants by several others as well. "Everybody gets paid when you're winning," Malcolm Jenkins said. "It's not surprising." For two seasons, Schwartz has led the Eagles' defense as the unit's coordinator under head coach Doug Pederson. While Schwartz has worked hard during that time to be deferential toward the head coach, his desire to return to a head coaching gig is there. And Schwartz, 51, has one of the major qualifications the Giants want — he has been a head coach before. He took over a Lions team that went 0-16 in 2008 and had them in the playoffs three years later. In his five years in Detroit, he compiled a 29-51 record before getting the boot. But with the Eagles taking the top spot in the NFC and with his defense performing well, especially heading into the playoffs, it might be the right time for Schwartz to cash in. "Jim Schwartz has done a heck of a job here," safety Rodney McLeod said. "He's a great coach, good leader, is definitely a good mentor as well. I'm not surprised that they are pursuing him.
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