The Indianapolis Colts reached out to Jeff Fisher prior to firing previous head coach Jim Caldwell to gauge his interest in the team, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
League sources: Colts reached out to Jeff Fisher prior to firing Jim Caldwell and before Fisher accepted Rams job. But Fisher not interested— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) January 17, 2012
Fisher, who previously served as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans for over ten years, agreed to become the next head coach of the St. Louis Rams last week. The 53-year-old signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the club and was officially introduced by the team yesterday.
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. Caldwell was fired by Indianapolis after a tumultuous 2011 season where the club managed to win just two games. In his two previous seasons as the head coach of the Colts, Caldwell led the team to a 10-6 record in 2010 and a 14-2 record in 2009.