Bengals targeting Rams' Taylor as next head coach

Annette Crawford
January 11, 2019

Zac Taylor, current quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams, appears to have won the job in Cincy, according to multiple reports that surfaced today. In 2017, Taylor was a wide receivers coach and directed a unit that saw the development of Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp into reliable receivers. After finishing 7-8-1 and not far out of the playoff race, the Browns' future looks even brighter with quarterback Baker Mayfield and a host of other young, talented players.

He worked as the University of Cincinnati Bearcats' offensive coordinator in 2016 before departing for the Rams the following year.

He also spent time with the Dolphins as an assistant quarterbacks coach and interim offensive coordinator. Over his final two seasons with the Cornhuskers he threw 45 touchdowns to 20 interceptions while completing 57.2 percent of his passes.

The Bengals can not officially hire Taylor until the Rams' season ends, but Schefter added he is their preferred choice and it is his job to lose.

Taylor would replace Marvin Lewis, who parted ways with the Bengals after the season, ending a 16-year tenure.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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