Widespread belief exists that Rams, Fisher already have extension in place

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The rumors that the Rams have given their head coach a new contract are growing rampant.

Throughout the NFL, a strong sense has emerged that the Rams and Jeff Fisher have an extension in place, and that the extension will be announced at a time the team deems to be appropriate. For example, not immediately after a 28-0 loss on Monday Night Football to the 49ers.

Fisher was asked about the rumors of a not-yet-announced contract earlier this week. He cited a general policy of never talking publicly about his contract.

Currently in the final season of a five-year, $35 million deal, Fisher has come under near-instant scrutiny after the team’s relocation to Los Angeles, a reality that has caused plenty of St. Louis fans and media to wonder why it was OK for the team to achieve mediocrity in Missouri.

Whether mediocrity will continue in L.A. remains to be seen. Following the next significant victory for the franchise, the Rams possibly will make official what many currently believe is unofficial regarding Fisher’s future with the franchise.