Bengals looking to hire Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as team’s next head coach
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
The Rams had an amazing season under head coach Sean McVay. He revolutionized the NFL offense with motion tactics, getting players open often for his young quarterback Jared Goff to hit with regularity.
On the season the Rams went 13-3 and finished first overall in the NFC West Division. They averaged 32.9 points per game in the regular season, which ranked second overall in the entire NFL. However, their defense wasn’t as good as advertised, as they allowed 24.0 points per game, which ranked 20th in the NFL. They still had an excellent pass rush, led by former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald.
They’re in the middle of a playoff run and seem to be full steam ahead. It’s extremely likely that they’ll at least make a conference championship, if not the Super Bowl. With an offense that dynamic, it would be no surprise if the Rams were able to make it all the way to become NFL champions.
Taylor had been on the Miami Dolphins coaching staff for over four years from 2012-2015. He graduated from quarterback coach to offensive coordinator. He then in 2016 took the offensive playcalling job with Cincinnati. A year later, McVay brought him on his staff as the quarterback coach. The rest is history.
The Bengals have had very mediocre seasons the past few years. It’s a bit of a surprise that Marvin Lewis stuck around for so long. It seems like all NFL teams with coaching vacancies are looking for their own “Sean McVay” and the Bengals are looking to snatch him right from within.