Various reports indicate that former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher has accepted an offer to coach the St. Louis Rams.
Fisher was choosing between the Rams and the Miami Dolphins, who according to a source, were prepared to offer him as much as $8 million a year to take their job.
Instead, Fisher chose the Rams who do need a major rebuilding job, but offer other things that were more attractive than the money apparently on the table from Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.
First, a potential franchise quarterback is already on board in Sam Bradford. Bradford was the first overall pick in 2010 but struggled with injuries this season as the Rams went 2-14.
Also, with St. Louis, Fisher will have a say in who the new general manager will be, whereas Jeff Ireland was already in place in Miami.
The Rams also run a 4-3 scheme, which Fisher prefers so there will not need to be an overhaul of the system. The Dolphins have been running a 3-4 system for a number of years.
Plus, the Rams have the second pick in the first round and will alternate with the Colts for the first pick in every other round in the draft as they seek to rebuild a struggling franchise.