Sean McVay hints that Zac Taylor could be promoted within Rams
Zac Taylor has become a popular head coach candidate among teams with vacancies, and the Los Angeles Rams might make a special effort not to lose him.
Taylor joined Sean McVay’s staff with the Rams last season as a wide receivers coach and was promoted to quarterbacks coach this season. The 35-year-old could be in for a quick ascension in the coaching ranks as the Broncos and Bengals are two teams that have shown interest in him as a head coaching candidate.
McVay, the Rams’ head coach, was asked on Thursday whether he was concerned about losing Taylor, potentially even to a team that interviews him for a head coaching job but later tries to hire him as an offensive coordinator. McVay threw out the idea of providing him with a “better opportunity” to entice him to stay.
[2/2] McVay also said, "If it’s something where we can provide a better opportunity, or something that makes it enticing to want to stay, then that’s what you look into." So, perhaps, hello Rams offensive coordinator Zac Taylor in 2019.
— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) January 3, 2019
If it comes down to Taylor receiving an opportunity to become an offensive coordinator elsewhere, it seems like the Rams might try to match that. They know teams will want to tap into their offensive magic and might not want to let some assistants go. Promoting someone like Taylor to that role might make a lot of sense.