Report: Zac Taylor is favorite for Bengals head coach job
The Cincinnati Bengals are one of two teams with remaining head coaching vacancies, and they may have a favorite for the job, according to a report.
Bleacher Report NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller reported on Thursday that Zac Taylor is the favorite for the Cincinnati job after impressing in interviews.
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
ESPN later reported that the Bengals want to hire Taylor after the Rams’ season ends.
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
Taylor, 35, joined Sean McVay’s coaching staff on the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 as a wide receivers coach and then became the quarterbacks coach this season. Going straight from being a position coach to a head coach would be a major ascension for Taylor. McVay has implied he would be open to a promotion for Taylor, potentially to offensive coordinator, if that would keep him with the Rams.
Taylor is a former Nebraska quarterback who has been a coach in the NFL since 2012, except for the 2016 season he spent with Cincinnati in college, mostly working with quarterbacks. The Bengals are looking for a new head coach after finally parting ways with Marvin Lewis.