Former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher has been contacted by the XFL, but has not agreed to become the head coach of its Houston franchise or any other teams, he told Sports Illustrated‘s Charlotte Wilder.
Earlier Thursday, it was reported that Fisher was going to accept the role of Head Coach and General Manager of the upcoming Houston franchise.
Fisher, 61, coached in the NFL for 22 seasons. He last coached the Rams from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that, he coached the Oilers/Titans franchise from 1995 to 2010.
Most recently Fisher consulted for the AAF. In January, it was explained that Fisher didn’t coach any of the teams in the league because he was holding out in hopes of returning to the NFL as a coach.
Fisher even commented on all the “news” sites that jumped on this story without verifying their information with the following Tweet.
@JasonLaCanfora false news that I am headed to XFL Houston. Maybe get better sources? 🤣 Have a great Thursday. pic.twitter.com/X3cCYJOGPu
— Jeff Fisher (@CoachJeffFisher) April 18, 2019