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Published: Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 7:46 PM
By: Marcus Hartman
— The Cincinnati Bengals may have found their next head coach.
Multiple reports indicate the team is at least highly interested in hiring Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor.
I was just told by one source about a half hour ago that the #Bengals are planning to name Zac Taylor as their Head Coach (after playoffs of course). I'm told by the same source that Troy and Katie made the call. Stay tuned.— Elise Jesse (@Elise_JesseWLWT) January 10, 2019
Bengals would like to hire Rams’ QB coach Zac Taylor after Los Angeles’ season ends, league sources tell @mortreport and me. It looks like it is Taylor’s job to lose. He is the preferred choice.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2019
Latest rumor is that Rams' QB coach Zac Taylor is the favorite for the #Bengals head coaching job. Heard he's been very impressive in interviews.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 10, 2019
Here is what we know about the #Bengals and their next head coach: The team is likely done interviewing and Zac Taylor, #Rams QB coach, has emerged as the favorite. He has not been informed he’s the guy and no negotiations have taken place. But signs point to him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2019
The 35-year-old Oklahoma native was a quarterback at Nebraska during his playing days and began his coaching career at Texas A&M.
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He spent four seasons with the Miami Dolphins before spending the fall of 2016 as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Cincinnati.
Taylor joined the Rams in 2017 as assistant receivers coach for Sean McVay, a Dayton native who has become one of the hottest coaches in the NFL after leading Los Angeles to back-to-back NFC West division championships.
Under Taylor’s tutelage, Rams quarterback Jared Goff finished eighth in the league in passer rating and was selected for his second Pro Bowl.
If the Bengals intend to hire Taylor, they cannot officially do so until his team is done playing.
Alabama's flop reminiscent of a certain Ohio State season and many more random thoughts https://t.co/QP6rU8JcgI— Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) January 8, 2019