Winning will really pay off for Haslett

New Rams coach Jim Haslett knows that if his team wins this season, he will keep his job for next season.

Buried inside Haslett’s new Rams contract is a clause that says if he leads the teams to six wins this season — and it will not be easy with upcoming games at Washington, home against Dallas, at New England — then St. Louis will be obligated to keep him as its head coach for next season.

Haslett declined to address it, but another person familiar with the contract confirmed it.

Now, chances are, if Haslett wins four or five games, and shows the culture in St. Louis has changed, Rams management might retain him for next season anyway. But six wins makes it official — not an easy benchmark for an organization that has won only three of its past 20 games.

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