Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Contract extensions expected for Jeff Fisher, Les Snead

Los Angeles Rams Rookie Camp

OXNARD, CA - MAY 06: Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Los Angeles Rams takes to the field during a Los Angeles Rams rookie camp on May 06, 2016 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Long-discussed contract extensions for Rams coach Jeff Fisher and G.M. Les Snead appear to be close.

The deals are likely to get done before the regular season starts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That’s not surprising, as talks about new contracts have been going on all offseason.

But here’s the question: What have Fisher and Snead done to earn a contract extension? In their four years running the team together, Fisher and Snead have gone 7-8-1, 7-9, 6-10 and 7-9. That’s usually a record that would lead to a firing, not a contract extension.

The answer may simply be that Rams owner Stan Kroenke doesn’t want to make any major changes while he’s new in Los Angeles. Kroenke wants to be able to focus on building his new stadium and other off-field issues, and continue to delegate all the football issues to Fisher and Snead.

If that’s Kroenke’s thinking, well, it’s his team. He can keep Fisher and Snead as long as he wants. Eventually, however, if Kroenke wants his team to be popular in Los Angeles, he’s going to need to win more than six or seven games a year.