According to Jason Cole of B/R, the expectation remains that the Rams will eventually sign a contract extension that will keep HC Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future.
Although, Cole says that there is “extensive interest” in the Rams’ head coaching job and numerous agents are pushing their clients on the team because of the high-profile nature of the position. On top of that, Cole points out that it could be a goldmine for a successful head coach in Los Angeles.
Should the Rams move on from Fisher at some point, Cole fully expects there to be a long list of candidates to choose from.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported last weekend that a “strong sense” has emerged around the league that the Rams and Fisher have an extension agreement in place that will be announced at some point when the team deems it to be appropriate.
Florio mentions that their 28-0 loss to the 49ers wasn’t an ideal time for the team to announce that they’ve extended their head coach, and they’re likely waiting for a better time to do so.
Fisher is in the final season of a five-year, $35 million deal.
The idea tossed out as an explanation for 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.
We’ll have more regarding a new contract for Fisher as the news is available.