Jeff Fisher Called 'Must-Hire' For Kansas City Chiefs As New Head Coach

Jeff Fisher is going to be a hot name on the coaching carousel for both the Kansas City Chiefs and, well, anyone else hiring in the NFL.

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Jeff Fisher Reportedly Linked To St. Louis Rams Despite Steve Spagnuolo's Presence

Steve Spagnuolo isn’t even officially fired yet, but that hasn’t stopped even the NFL’s main site from commenting on his replacement, which means that a move must be in the works given the amount of fire surrounding the hot seat of the St. Louis Rams’ head coach.

NFL.com notes, “The names of Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher are the first to come up on the hot list of candidates to replace coaches on the hot seat. A 2-13 season has Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo firmly in the latter category, and the rumblings suggest changes will be made in St. Louis. NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora has reported any coaching move will take place during the offseason, and told ”NFL Total Access” Monday those changes could extend up the ladder to GM Billy Devaney.”

That said, Jason LaCanfora is already reporting that Jeff Fisher will be seriously pursued by the Rams once the position is open. That makes yet another franchise linked to Fisher, and for good reason. Fisher was a longtime head coach who had a 142-120 record in 17 seasons for the Titans, displaying the kind of long-term stability and success a team wants when they hire a new head coach.

While some will knock Fisher for failing to win a Super Bowl, he did appear in one and it’s clear that many in front offices around the league still view him with high regard. Super Bowl winning coaches aren’t exactly growing on trees and the amount of teams with a need for a new head coach are many. Fisher will continue to be mentioned with many teams, including the Chiefs, until he finds a new home or comes out saying he’s not interested.

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Jeff Fisher Called 'Must-Hire' For Kansas City Chiefs As New Head Coach

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking for a new head coach. Whether or not they remove the interim tag from Romeo Crennel or find a new head coach will not be known by anyone until after Crennel's end of season audition is finished. However, that doesn't stop the conjecture of people like Fox Sports' Nick Athan, who says that former Titans coach Jeff Fisher is a must for the Chiefs if he will say yes.

Athan writes, "Per our source, Hunt is prepared to pay whatever it takes to land one of the premier coaching candidates. That includes Fisher. But does Fisher want to coach the Chiefs? He’d be a fool not to. Of all the coaching vacancies open now or in the near future, Kansas City is poised for long-standing success.

"With plenty of starters returning on both sides of the ball next year, a ton of cash to spend in free agency and quite likely a last place schedule in 2012, the Chiefs might even be favored to win the AFC West next year. The rebuilding process in Kansas City is nearly over. Right now it’s a matter of Hunt, Pioli and, hopefully, Fisher, getting this team ready to take the next step. With the lockout behind us, they’ll enjoy a normal offseason."

Fisher's career record is 142-120 in 17 years as an NFL head coach.

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