Presently, there are three vacant head-coaching positions in the NFL and evidently Jeff Fisher can have them all.
Fisher, whose 16-year tenure as coach of the Tennessee Titans ended in January, has already been mentioned in connection with openings that occurred only Monday with the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins. Earlier, his name cropped up when the Jacksonville Jaguars fied Jack Del Rio.
Fisher is so good, he’s even been mentioned as a candidate in places where vacancies don’t even exist yet. Like in Indianapolis, where Jim Caldwell is leading the Colts’ march to 0-16. And in Philadelphia, where Andy Reid is, um, underachieving.
Back in September, Fisher told Vic Carucci that he was enjoying his time off. “I’m making the most of my time,” Fisher said. “I’m a dad again, my youngest is playing at Auburn, I’m watching Auburn football and taking some time off, but still paying close attention to what’s going on in the league and look forward to a potential opportunity in the future.”
The firings aren’t finished yet — which means Fisher’s name is going to be mentioned again. A lot.
“The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, and St. Louis Rams could be possible destinations for Fisher,” the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora wrote. “Fisher has very strong ties to ownership in Dallas and New York; San Diego is the closest thing to a hometown team; and St. Louis’ front office has ties to him as well, with Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff’s father, Marv Demoff, being Fisher’s longtime agent.”