Asked for by absolutely no one, there’s a chance that when the 2018 NFL regular season begins, one of the new television analysts you could hear is none other than former Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.
Sporting News has the background on NFL on FOX’s interest in bringing Fisher on board:
There has been speculation about whether former Rams/Titans coach Jeff Fisher will return to NFL coaching. But sources tell Sporting News that Fisher’s immediate future lies not on the sideline, but in the broadcast booth.
Fox Sports is talking to Fisher about serving as one of its NFL game analysts this season, sources said.
This follows CBS recently hiring retired Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians to do in-game analyst work alongside Trent Green and play-by-play man Greg Gumbel.
Fisher was fired by the Rams before the end of the 2016 season, having turned “7-9 bullsh-t” into “4-9 clusterf—k.” Coincidentally, had Rams management waited one more week, the Seattle Seahawks could’ve handed Fisher his record-breaking 166th career regular season defeat on Thursday Night Football. Instead, Fisher is stuck at 165, still interested in unleashing his unwatchable, often dirty, but frequently mediocre style of football on another franchise.
If he does head to the broadcast booth, that also means that we might hear him on some Seahawks games. Alternatively, he may show up on Philadelphia Eagles games, as he relentlessly goes against Doug Pederson’s decision-making on 4th and 1.
He could be on one of the pregame shows, in which case I hope there’s one with a timeslot of 7-9 AM PT.