Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports that contract extensions for Rams HC Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have yet to be finalized, but the expectation remains that they will get done at some point in the near future.
- Gonzalez adds that the team’s Week 1 performance won’t impact their decision to retain either Fisher or Snead.
ESPN’s John Clayton reported yesterday on 710 ESPN Seattle that the Rams are expected to announce a three-year contract extension for HC Jeff Fisher as part of their agreement with DT Michael Brockers.
“The word on the street, I don’t know if they actually put it in one of the…because…they haven’t really put out the Michael Brockers contract extension yet, because I know he just got a contract extension,” Clayon said, via TurfShowTimes.com. “I think they were gonna put at the bottom of the release that Jeff Fisher signed a 3-year extension.”
Jason Cole spoke to a Rams’ source who gave a non-response when asked about Fisher’s contract. Cole adds that an announcement regarding a new deal for Fisher is likely about timing.
Jason Cole of B/R reports that Rams HC Jeff Fisher met with team owner Stan Kroenke after the team’s ugly Week 1 loss to the 49ers.
A source who previously thought Fisher would get an extension from the Rams is no longer discussing the issue. Cole says that getting shut out by the 49ers paired with the decision to make No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff the team’s No. 3 quarterback make it very difficult to sell the fanbase on an extension for Fisher.
You could take it a step further and point to Fisher’s lack of success since taking over as the Rams’ head coach as another reason why an extension would be a tough sell.
During the offseason, there had been talk that Fisher and GM Les Snead were likely to get extensions at some point this year, as both of them are entering the final year of their respective contracts.
The idea with extending Fisher’s contract was that the team would prevent him from being a lame-duck coach this year, Also, with the team relocating to Los Angeles this year, it would give them time to settle in without a major shakeup on top of what they already dealt with in regards to the move.
Since taking the job in 2012, Fisher has led the Rams to a record of 27-37-1 (42.3 percent), which includes four straight seasons of less than eight wins and no playoff appearances.