Jeff Fisher Interested in The Bears
Report: Jeff Fisher has eyes for Bears
By Sean Jensen on January 3, 2012 7:24 PM | No Comments | No TrackBacks
Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips emphasized Tuesday at a press conference that coach Lovie Smith's job is safe.
Any general manager hired to replace Jerry Angelo must keep Smith, signed through 2013, through at least the 2012 season.
But according to a story on NFL.com, former Bears safety Jeff Fisher -- one of the biggest free-agent coaches -- wants to return to Chicago.
Reportedly a candidate for the vacancies with the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins, Fisher "will keep an eye on Halas Hall."
NFL Network reporter Albert Breer cited a source with knowledge of Fisher's thinking as saying of the Bears coaching job, "That's the one he's always wanted."
According to Breer, Fisher is fond of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Fisher's former offensive coordinator, Mike Heimerdinger, worked with Cutler in Denver in 2006 and 2007. Heimerdinger passed away in September.
Breer, though, points out that Fisher's likely landing spot is St. Louis. Fisher is represented by agent Marvin Demoff, whose son Kevin is the chief operating officer of the Rams.