Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor is the preferred candidate for Cincinnati, according to an ESPN report, which cites unidentified league sources. It should be interesting to follow how all these young coaches do in this new era of professional football.
Taylor was the University of Cincinnati offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2016. He moved on to Los Angeles to coach the wide receivers in 2017 and was named the quarterbacks coach in 2018.
If hired, Taylor will be the second coach who's worked under Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay to earn a top job in this coaching cycle; Matt LaFleur already landed with the Green Bay Packers. Because the Rams are still in playoffs, they can't negotiate a contract. In Cleveland, Freddie Kitchens has been promoted to head coach after taking over the offense as an interim offensive coordinator.
Another note about this hire is that owner and general manager Mike Brown was not involved in choosing the next head coach.
Bengals fans have no choice but to be overly optimistic about getting a fresh voice in the locker-room.
At the very least, multiple outlets argued, there's one indisputable fact about Taylor that should make fans very happy: He's not Hue Jackson.