Cincinnati Bengals name Zac Taylor as new coach

The Cincinnati Bengals have confirmed the appointment of Zac Taylor as their new head coach. 

Taylor has spent the last two seasons in roles with the Los Angeles Rams, who were beaten by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.

With the Rams' postseason now over, the 35-year-old has been officially announced as the 10th head coach in Bengals history.

"I am happy and fortunate to join the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach," Taylor said in a statement.

"This is a great organisation with good people and a rich history, and I am excited to get started. I am looking to add to that history by setting high standards, and holding everyone here accountable to those standards.

"There is a lot of work to do, and this is day one. Were going to attack every day with enthusiasm to get this team ready to go."

Taylor will be the second-youngest coach in the league after his former boss Sean McVay, who turned 33 in January. Taylor started out as an assistant wide receivers coach at the Rams, before he was promoted to quarterbacks coach this past year.

"Zac is a bright coach with an offensive mind and background, which is important to have in today's NFL," said Bengals president Mike Brown. "And he’s young. He embraces new ideas and new ways to do things, which will be a good thing for us. I believe our team will be exciting and fun to watch with him at the helm."

Before he joined the Rams, Taylor was an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins from 2012-15.

Taylor will replace Marvin Lewis, who mutually parted ways with the Bengals after 16 seasons as the team's head coach.

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