The team would not reveal details on the official terms of the deal, and they are not expected to send out a press release. The news was first reported hours before the team played the Patriots Sunday afternoon. Sources say the deal had been done "for a while."
The team has now lost seven of their past eight games, including an embarrassing outing in a 49-21 blowout against the New Orleans Saints.
The deal reportedly includes a team option, which means the Rams could still part ways with the coach at season's end, and only owe him a year of salary. Los Angeles got off to a hot start this season with a record of 3-1, but have struggled since.
Their best record since Fisher took over in 2012 is 7-8-1, and the coach's teams have only finished over .500 in six of his prior 20 seasons in the league. He is one loss shy of the NFL record, as he currently sits at 163.
It seems as if the lack of discipline may be the issue, at least in Los Angeles (St. Louis), as the Rams are tied for first with 691 penaltes under Fisher. They also average the fewest yards per game at 309.1 under what could be one of the most overrated coaches in league history.