Los Angeles Rams fans can look forward to more of Jeff Fisher after this season despite the team’s losing record. The organization has extended the coach for two seasons, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
It appears Fisher will essentially be back in 2017 despite the dismal 4-7 record that the Rams currently hold. Four straight seasons under .500 and another one coming up fast have led to fans to speculate that this might be the last year of the coach’s tenure.
The first year back in L.A. hasn’t been great but, at this point, you know what you are getting with the 58-year-old. In Tennesse, he would routinely finish around .500 and he has shown the knack for hitting that mark in St. Louis and now L.A.
His teams have finished with seven wins in all but one of his seasons at the helm of the Rams and six wins in that other season.
Continuity might be the reason for the move, as his steady hand has helped smooth a rocky transition from Missouri to California in 2016. Fisher might be the best candidate for leading a team through such a transition.
He was also the head coach of the Houston Oilers 20 years ago when that team relocated to Tennessee and became the Titans. The former Super Bowl champion led his team to their lone Super Bowl three years later during a 13-3 1999 season.
So, L.A. is betting on continuity bearing similar fruit for them. Time will tell if it pans out or not—but hey, at least you know what to expect from him.