A familiar face wants to return to the sidelines for another NFL team next season.
CBS Sports NFL writer Jason La Canfora reported that former Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is interested in coaching again, and he has already reached out to former staff members and potential staff members about joining him should he be hired again.
La Canfora said the Cleveland Browns could be a team interested in Fisher should they part ways with Hue Jackson, who is 1-27 with the Browns.
“(Browns) Owner Jimmy Haslam has never had an established head coach since he took over the franchise, and the Browns are expected to prize coaching experience this offseason as the winless team tries to reposition for the future,” La Canfora wrote.
Fisher, 59, led the Titans to a Super Bowl appearance in 1999, but his overall record as a coach is just over .500 for his career. He’s 173-165-1 in his career, and he hasn’t led to a team to a winning record since 2008.
The Rams fired Fisher after a 4-9 start to the 2016 season, and the Rams are now 9-3 under new coach Sean McVay.
There will likely be several franchises in the market for a new coach this offseason. The Browns, Colts, Giants, Bears, Bucs, Broncos and Bengals could all be looking for a new coach, and there’s usually a surprising team that decides to make a change.
It would be hard to sell a fan base on Fisher given his track record over the last decade, but it’s certainly possible he gets another opportunity to coach somewhere in the NFL next season.