Bengals officially hires Zac Taylor as head coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cincinnati Bengals have officially hired Zac Taylor as the team’s new head coach. He replaces Marvin Lewis, who was fired after the season.

This is the first Bengals head coach in the last 17 seasons. In addition, this will be Taylor’s first head coaching opportunity.


“I am happy and fortunate to join the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach,” Taylor said. “This ks a great organization with good people and a rich history, and I am excited to get started. I am looking to add to that history by setting high standards, and holding everyone here accountable to those standards.

“There is a lot of work to do and this is day one. We’re going to attack every day with enthusiasm to get this team ready to go.”

The Bengals could not officially hire Taylor until after the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins are in the same situation with their hire of Brian Flores as head coach.

Taylor’s tenure with the Los Angeles Rams ended with a Super Bowl LIII loss to the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. He spent the 2018 season as the Rams Quarterbacks Coach.

He was the Rams Assistant Wide Receivers Coach in 2017. He was the Cincinnati Bearcats Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 2016.

Taylor also served as the Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 2015. He was the Dolphins Quarterbacks Coach from 2013 through 2015.

He also served as the Dolphins Assistant Quarterbacks Coach in 2012. He began his coaching career as the Texas A&M Aggies Graduate Assistant from 2008 through 2011.

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