Jeff Fisher, who recently agreed to become the next St. Louis Rams head coach, will earn approximately $7 million annually, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The five-year deal will make Fisher the highest-paid coach in Rams history. The former Tennessee Titans head coach made his decision to become a part of the Rams organization late last week after spending several days choosing between St. Louis and the Miami Dolphins. According to the Post-Dispatch, Fisher chose the Rams not because of the contract size, but because he believed the ownership would award him the most flexibility in football and coaching decisions.
Fisher was the NFL’s longest-tenured head coach when fired by Tennessee last January. With the Titans/Oilers he posted a 142-120 overall record and led the team to the franchise’s lone Super Bowl berth in 1999. In 2010 he led the Titans to a 6-10 record. It is believed the organization has already made offers to New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to serve under Fisher.