After a 21-year drought, the Los Angeles Rams are set to host the Dallas Cowboys in their preseason opener at the Los Angeles Coliseum. With plenty of excitement surrounding Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald, it appears owner Stan Kroenke is working another move.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams are ‘trying and expecting’ to extend the contracts of head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead before the 2016-17 NFL season begins:
Rams trying and expecting to extend contracts of HC Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead before regular season starts, per sources. Deals likely.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2016
Despite rumors beginning to swirl about Fisher potentially landing in the hot seat this season, the Rams organization has now dispelled any notion of his departure. Since taking over as head coach in 2012, he has compiled a 27-36-1 overall record and still has yet to put together a winning season with the franchise. However, his recent lack of success still has yet to shake Kroenke’s faith in the veteran coach.
Meanwhile, Snead has given little reason for the Rams to look elsewhere as he put together quite a group of young talent since joining the team along with Fisher in 2012. Some of his most notable draft moves include the bevy of picks acquired through the Robert Griffin III deal, patiently waiting on teams to pass on Aaron Donald to take him with the 13th pick in 2014 NFL Draft, and taking Todd Gurley with the 10th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
After going all in on Jared Goff with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Fisher and Snead will now have the opportunity to see their moves through.