Jeff Fisher: Dolphins or Rams? WWJD What Will Jeff Do?

Brett StephenAnalyst IIJanuary 12, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 6: Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher speaks at a press conference in reaction to the death of former Titan star quarterback Steve McNair July 6, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  McNair was found shot to death in a Nashville condominium on July 4th, his girlfreinds' body was also found at the scene.  (Photo by Rusty Russell/Getty Images)
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Former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher currently holds the NFL in suspense as many are awaiting his decision about his next job.

Initial reports indicated that he was leaning towards taking the head coaching position with the St. Louis Rams, but now the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Miami Dolphins hold the edge in the race for the coach’s services.

Fisher is the top coaching candidate available this season and it is pretty apparent that he is aware of it.

He seems to be in no hurry in his decision and is keeping the two teams involved guessing and waiting as he ponders his future.

Fisher was the head coach for the Titans from 1995 through 2010. However, in January 2011, the Titans and Fisher mutually agreed to part ways after 16 seasons together.

Fisher is ranked third in wins among active head coaches with 147, trailing only Bill Belichick and Mike Shanahan.

On one hand, it’s not surprising that Fisher would choose Miami. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to live there?

On the other hand, St. Louis has a distinct advantage from a football aspect because they already have a franchise quarterback. 

It’s no secret that even the best coaches will fail miserably if they don’t find a guy to lead their offense.

Miami either has a plan to gain the services of a quality quarterback or Fisher is confident in the talent of Matt Moore to lead his team.

Fisher will make his decision soon, leaving one of these teams very happy and one scrambling to plan B.