Bengals want to hire Rams QB coach Zac Taylor after playoffs


The Rams young quarterbacks coach is rumored to have won the job in Cincinnati.

While the Los Angeles Rams continue to prepare for Saturday's playoff meeting with the Dallas Cowboys, it looks like one member of the coaching staff is making headlines as well over the possibility of becoming the next head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jackson, who had come from a coaching job with the Bengals, was sacked by the Browns on October 29, 2018 after holding an underwhelming 3-36-1 record in his two-and-a-half seasons in Cleveland.

Prior to coaching the quarterbacks this season, the 35-year-old Taylor was the Rams' assistant wide receivers coach in 2017. The Green Bay Packers hired Matt LaFleur Monday; McVay and LaFleur spent time together on the Washington Redskins staff.

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Multiple Cincinnati sports reporters said Jackson is out at the Bengals, citing unnamed sources. In 2018, Jared Goff was an MVP candidate for parts of the season, and the Rams are now still alive in the playoffs and are preparing to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night.

(2012), three as quarterbacks coach (2013-15) and part of the 2015 season as interim offensive coordinator.

The 35-year-old would become the second-youngest active head coach in the National Football League, behind only his current boss, Rams head coach Sean McVay, who turns 33 on January 24. Taylor cannot be hired until after Los Angeles' season is over. It will be interesting to see if this is a norm for the organization moving forward, and is something that Bengals fans will want to keep their eye on.