Jimbo Fisher has amassed quite the reputation in the college ranks for being an offensive guru. Could Fisher’s dominance ever lead to him trying his luck in the NFL?
During an interview with ProFootballTalk Live, Fisher admitted that NFL teams had recently inquired about his interest in the league:
“I never say never,” Fisher said. “I’m not one of those guys that that’s my end-all ambition. But in this business you never say never. I’ve had some opportunities to go up in the NFL and I’ve chosen not to do it, as coordinators and coaches — not as a head coach, I’ve had some people inquire. But it’s not a driving force to me to do that, not saying I wouldn’t ever do it, because you’ll never know in this business. But I love being a college football coach, I love living in the south, I love being able to get three or four first-round draft picks in a class instead of only picking one.”
Asked if he’s ever been offered a pro job — Fisher replied:
“I’ve had people inquire that if I’d be interested, through agents and stuff like that,” Fisher said. “And it’s just not something that I’ve jumped on right away.”
When’s the last time that happened?
“Oh, recently,” Fisher said. Most recently, seven teams filled head-coaching vacancies: Bills, Jets, Raiders, Broncos, 49ers, Falcons, and Bears. Still, Fisher currently isn’t interested.