FOX May Hire Jeff Fisher As Analyst

Jeff Fisher recently said that he is still eyeing an NFL head coaching job, though he does not want to work as a coordinator or assistant in the interim. In keeping with that, Fisher could stay involved in the football world as an analyst. FOX Sports is talking to Fisher about serving as one of its NFL game analysts this season, sources tell Michael McCarthy of the Sporting News

Fisher was not seriously considered for any head coaching vacancies this offseason, even though he was reportedly eyeing jobs with the Colts, Browns, and Bears. The Bears hired Matt Nagy, the Colts went with Frank Reich, and the Browns retained Hue Jackson despite speculation that his job was in jeopardy. Fisher has connections throughout the NFL, but those contacts did not yield an interview this year.

Fisher boasts 22 years of head coaching experience, but he has five 8-8 seasons and four 7-9 seasons (plus one 7-8-1 campaign) on his record. Those numbers largely overshadow his successes, including his multiple playoff teams in Tennessee.

In his nearly five year run with the Rams, Fisher went 31-45-1 with no playoff appearances. He had better success with the Titans, though they reached the Super Bowl just once in his 17 years at the helm. Overall, Fisher owns a career 173-165-1 regular season record.

It’s not immediately clear whether Fisher would serve as a color commentator for FOX or as a studio analyst.

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12 comments on “FOX May Hire Jeff Fisher As Analyst

  1. acarneglia

    From a successful football broadcast crew to an average, dare I say 8-8 or 7-9, crew.

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    • stug14

      Is he going to give suggestions on how to sustain mediocrity?

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  2. Michael Chaney

    He’ll just be a part-time analyst…he’ll work the 7-9 shift

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  3. jonsteele

    I can come up with 7-9 reasons why this is a dull boring hire.

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  4. itslonelyatthetrop

    Yay! Another old coach who looks like an unmade bed talking in clichéd soundbites and playing pick ‘em. Moving his hands as he talks to show off his Super Bowl ring and writing off his suits on his taxes…

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  5. manos

    I’m not sure how good Fox will be after hiring him, no offence. See what I did there?

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    • dugdog83

      He will have one good year as an analyst and that will allow him to keep his job for 15 years after.

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  6. delta527

    I honestly thought the Rams wanted to keep him as a coach forever. I was sure he would be coaching that team long after he was dead. Just a hologram of the guy. Like his coaching; he will be a mediocre analyst.

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