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Is A Contract Extension Looming For Rams' HC Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead?

Per LA Daily's Vinny Bonsignore and PFT's Michael David Smith, contract extension talks with the Rams' top brass are expected to heat up.

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The current Rams regime has gone 27-36-1 since being hired in 2012 to turn the team around. There are many factors as to why: Fisher and Snead inherited arguably the league's least-talented roster, lost their starting QB (twice) to an ACL injury, and have struggled to score points.

However, the Rams' head honchos (EVP of Football Operations & COO Kevin Demoff and Owner Stan Kroenke) have seen enough to give Fisher and Snead more time to right the ship. Per Vinny Bonsignore:

PFT's Michael David Smith followed up with some additional information on a looming 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.

But Rams owner Stan Kroenke seems to want stability in Los Angeles, and so he doesn't want to make a change at the top any time soon. Fisher and Snead are entering the final seasons of the five-year contracts they signed in St. Louis in 2012.

If Fisher and Snead continue to produce six or seven wins a season, they're not going to keep their jobs forever. But from all indications, they're going to remain in charge in Los Angeles for years to come.

Clearly, the Rams don't want Fisher to be in a lame duck season in his first year in Los Angeles. Particularly, after re-setting his clock by trading up to the #1 overall pick in the draft and selecting a franchise QB in Jared Goff. Historically, It takes about three years to know what you have in a QB.

The question will be: how long of an extension? The Rams are expected to open the 2019 season in their new palace in Inglewood. If Fisher's teams continue to underachieve, that would be a good time for the Rams to clean house.