Jeff Fisher is ready to return to coaching, according to sources with knowledge of his thinking, and will be looking for a job with, first and foremost, a stable situation at quarterback.
That's one reason why the former Tennessee Titans coach is expected to have the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams at the top of his list, should those jobs become available. Beyond the presence of quarterbacks Philip Rivers in San Diego and Sam Bradford in St. Louis, Fisher has roots in Southern California and a relationship with Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff (whose father, Marvin, represents Fisher).
One source insisted that Indianapolis shouldn't be ruled out. Fisher has a strong relationship with Colts vice chairman Bill Polian, whom he served with on the league's competition committee. The possibility also exists that the Colts might have two franchise quarterbacks on their roster in 2012.