Titans Stick with Fisher Through the Wire, Extending Deal


The Tennessee Titans and Head Coach Jeff Fisher, one of the most appreciated and accomplished coaches in the league, has agreed to terms on a multiyear contract extension, sources familiar with the negotiations said.

The extension will add four years to Fisher’s current contract and keep him with the Titans through 2011.

Fisher’s contract was scheduled to expire at the end of this season.

The Titans exercised a one-year option at the end of last season and are paying Fisher $5.4 million this year.

The new contract is expected to pay him about $5.5 million to $6 million a year, which would rank him among the NFL’s highest-paid coaches.

Seattle’s Mike Holmgren ($8 million) and Denver’s Mike Shanahan ($6 million) are also among the league’s highest paid coaches.

Fisher, Titans owner Bud Adams and senior executive vice president Steve Underwood could not be reached for comment Sunday night. Talks between the Titans and Fisher had been ongoing but heated up significantly late last week.

Fisher, in his 13th full season as the franchise’s head coach, has a career record of 111-98, including postseason. He holds the franchise record for most wins by a head coach, and his win total places him in 31st place all-time among NFL head coaches and sixth among active coaches heading into this season.

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