This is a 2021 photo of Jeff Howard of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. This image reflects the Cleveland Browns active roster as of April 14, 2021 when this image was taken.

Jeff Howard

Pass Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs

College: ENMU


Year with Browns: 2nd

Year as NFL coach: 9th

Key Notes

  • Most recently spent seven seasons in Minnesota (2013-19), rising up the coaching ladder from assistant to the head coach to assistant defensive backs coach from 2018-19.
  • While working with the defensive backs, specifically the safeties, Minnesota ranked tied for sixth in the NFL in total takeaways, including 29 interceptions during that span.
  • Under his guidance, S Anthony Harris tied for the league lead with six interceptions in 2019, becoming the first Viking to lead the league in interceptions since 2003.