St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher will be officially introduced as the organization's new head coach on Tuesday afternoon, and according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fisher's deal is expected to be worth $35 million over five years. Anything close to the reported deal would easily make Fisher the highest-paid coach in franchise history, but for Fisher the focus has always been on the level of control and input he would have on personnel decisions. Indeed, the Rams are believed to have prevailed over the Miami Dolphins in the bidding for Fisher's services because Miami was unwilling to promise the coach any authority to weigh in on personnel moves.
Well, if the Rams are giving any such power to their new head coach, it may be in an unofficial capacity. He is not expected to receive any additional title beyond head coach -- such as Executive Vice President -- so any sway he might have with regards to the construction of the roster and front office will likely be back room negotiation. Then again, perhaps Fisher will explain his level of input at the introductory press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. CST.
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