It’s become a bit of a joke over recent weeks — if you’ve so much as made eye contact with Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay, you are a candidate for a head coaching job in the NFL. Maybe not to that extent, but the buzz is that many teams are looking for “the next McVay” and look to hire young, offensive minds in the hopes of rendering similar results for their squad. And it certainly doesn’t hurt if you’ve worked for McVay.
On that note, it appears the Rams are set to lose quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor to the Cincinnati Bengals, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
From @gmfb Weekend: The #Bengals' will hire #Rams QB coach Zac Taylor whenever their season ends, and keep an eye on Jack Del Rio & Brian Callahan as DC and OC targets; Meanwhile, the #Dolphins will watch their future HC today in Brian Flores. pic.twitter.com/js2Z7lhVbt— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2019
Taylor joined the Rams in 2017 - along with Sean McVay - as the team’s assistant wide receiver coach. He was promoted to QB’s coach in 2018.
The Bengals may have to wait another two weeks in order to make this official, and that’s assuming the Rams take care of business against the New Orleans Saints today. Rapoport notes that his Bengals’ source says “they hope their next head coach has a Super Bowl ring.”
I like the sound of that, Bengals’ source. And best of luck to Zac Taylor in his future endeavors in Cincy.