Zac Taylor

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Zac Taylor is an NFL coach from the United States. In addition, Zac Taylor is the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.

Early Life

Zachary William Taylor best known as Zac Taylor is best known as Zac Taylor was born on the 10th of May, 1983, in Norman, Oklahoma, in the United States of America. According to his birth date, this NFL coach is 39 years old and holds American nationality.

He is the son of Sherwood Taylor (father) and his mother’s name is unknown at the moment. Professionally, his father was a defensive back and captain for Oklahoma and head coach Barry Switzer from 1976-1979.

He grew up with his three siblings, Press Taylor, Kathryn Taylor, and Quincy Taylor. His brother Press is a quarterback coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and his sister Kathryn is a Special Olympics swimmer.

College Career

Regarding his academic career, he attended Norman High School. Later, he began his college playing career at Wake Forrest University in 2002. After a redshirt season and one season as a backup quarterback, he went to Butler Community College in search of a starting position.

He considered transferring back to D-1 football after guiding the team to the NJCAA title game and earning second-team NJCAA All-American honors. He picked the University of Nebraska and its head coach, Bill Callahan.

Taylor smashed several school records throughout his following two seasons and ended the school with practically all passing records for a game/season/career, some of which have since been broken. Taylor was also named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2012.

Professional Career

Zac Taylor was undrafted following his college career, but he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During training camp, he was released from the roster.

Following his unsuccessful NFL audition, he signed as the fourth quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He retired from playing after the 2007 season and began his coaching career.

Coaching Career

Taylor began his coaching career at Texas A&M University in 2008, under his father-in-law and head coach Mike Sherman, after a brief playing career. He was the Aggies’ tight ends coach and graduate assistant during his tenure at Texas A&M.

Sherman was sacked at the end of the 2011 season after a disappointing season. He left Texas A&M to become the Miami Dolphins’ assistant quarterbacks coach for the 2012 season, continuing his career under Sherman, who was promoted to offensive coordinator under new head coach Joe Philbin.

The Dolphins picked Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill as their first-round choice. Taylor was promoted to quarterbacks coach following the season. He was named temporary offensive coordinator for the final five games of the 2015 season after Bill Lazor was fired.

He returned to college coaching for a year after his time with the Dolphins. Taylor was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the 2016 season.

He returned to the professional ranks after a single season in college as the assistant wide receivers coach for new Rams head coach Sean McVay. In his first season in Los Angeles, the Rams won the NFC West.

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Caption: Zac Taylor giving hi instruction to his player during a break (Source: Stripe Hype)

Taylor was elevated to quarterbacks coach the following season as the Rams went 12-4, falling in the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. Moreover, he was named the next head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals after two seasons in Los Angeles. In 2021, he led the Bengals to their first playoff win since 1990, breaking the longest active drought in the four major North American sports, en route to the franchise’s first trip in Super Bowl LVI since 1988.

Awards

He earned a Winnipeg Blue Bombers championship in 2007 with his team. Looking at his successful coaching career, he might earn more awards as a coach in the following years.

Net Worth

As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at around $175 million and his salary is between $400 Thousand and $600 Thousand per year.

Relationship Status

Taylor married Sarah Sherman, daughter of former Green Bay Packer head coach Mike Sherman. With the marriage, the couple has four kids; Brooks, Luke, Emma Claire, and Milly. This NFL coach is not involved in any kind of controversy nor got rumors at the moment.

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Caption: Zac Taylor with his family (Source: iLuminaryworth)

Zac Taylor – Body Measurements

This man stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 95 kg. Taylor has brown eyes with green eyes color and there is no other information regarding his other body status.

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Caption: Zac Taylor with his team player (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

Zac Taylor – Social Media

On his Instagram, there are 84 followers. Likewise, there are more than 4.5k followers on Twitter, and he is not active on Facebook.