Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Cincinnati Bengals Will Likely Hire Zac Taylor As Their New Head Coach

Cincinnati Bengals Will Likely Hire Zac Taylor As Their New Head Coach

Hue Jackson, former head coach of the Cleveland Browns turned Special Assistant to head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, has been fired by the team, according to reports.

A former Nebraska quarterback, Taylor is in his first year as QBs coach with the Rams after spending 2017 as assistant wide receivers coach. She reported that Bengals have made a decision and that Taylor will be named head coach as soon as the season ends for the Rams.

The 35-year-old Taylor would also become the second-youngest head coach in the league after McVay.

Taylor, 35, was the offensive coordinator at the University of Cincinnati in 2016, and sources told ESPN he would like to return to the area. Taylor is at least in part responsible for the steps that the Rams offense has taken since head coach Sean Mcvay has arrived in Los Angeles. 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.

Jackson, along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, was sacked by the Browns on October 29, 2018 after a 2-5-1 start to the season and an overall record of 3-36-1 in 2 1/2 seasons by owner Jimmy Haslam, who cited "internal discord" as the primary reason behind the moves.

Six teams quickly filled their head-coaching vacancies from Monday through Wednesday.

Taylor would be the third head coach hired during this cycle who has ties to McVay. His daughter Katie Blackburn was reportedly very involved in the hiring process.

Bengals fans have no choice but to be overly optimistic about getting a fresh voice in the locker-room.

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