So much for a slow-news offseason, huh? The Rams released a statement to the media Monday that they will be holding a press conference Tuesday to formally introduce new head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher will reportedly sign a five-year deal worth somewhere around $7 million a year. That number would make Fisher the highest-paid coach in franchise history, and it also proves that owner Stan Kroenke is serious about making the Rams a winner again.
The presser isn’t the only Rams news of the day, as the assistant coach search is heating up as well. Gregg Williams is going to be the next defensive coordinator, but the offensive coordinator job is still yet to be filled. News broke early Monday that Brian Schottenheimer had been offered and would accept the job, but it was reported later that no offer had been made and that the team plans to interview former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.
Jackson is an interesting candidate, and it sounds like he could have a chance. I think he got a raw deal in Oakland, and I like him as a coach. If I had to handicap it, I’d say Schottenheimer will still probably get the job, but it gives us something to talk about.