After a week of weighing his options (and leveraging his offers against each other), Jeff Fisher says he chose St. Louis over Miami simply because he believes the Rams are a better fit for him than the Dolphins.
“I’m really excited that the Rams are the best fit for me,” Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I hope I’m the best fit for the Rams, and am looking forward to finalizing the [contract] details and coming to work.”
So even though Fisher has already accepted the Rams and rejected the Dolphins, his contract still hasn’t been finalized with St. Louis. But Fisher said the financial issues haven’t been the primary holdup.
“The process has been lengthy, but for good reasons,” Fisher said. “I took a lot of time looking at and exploring in detail the non-economic issues of both clubs.”
What did make the Rams the best fit for Fisher was apparently a desire to shape the roster in his own image, which he wouldn’t have been able to do with G.M. Jeff Ireland in place in Miami.