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Jason Tarver


College: Santa Clara


Year with Browns: 3rd 

Year as NFL coach: 19th 

Key Notes 

  • In 19th season as an NFL coach, including 13 seasons with the 49ers and three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Raiders. 
  • Joined the Browns in 2020 and helped the defense rank among the league leaders in takeaways, including an NFL-best six red zone takeaways. Helped the Browns rank ninth in the league in run defense after finishing 30th in 2019. 
  • Helped the Browns finish the 2021 season fifth in the NFL in total defense, marking just the third time since 1970 the team ranked in the top-five and the club's highest finish since 1987. The Browns were one of just three NFL teams (Green Bay and San Francisco) to finish 2021 in the top-12 in total defense, run defense and pass defense. Also oversaw the development of second-round pick LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team.