The Rams will have a new quarterbacks coach in 2019, as Zac Taylor was named Bengals head coach on Monday.
Taylor spent the last two years on Los Angeles’ staff under head coach Sean McVay — as assistant wide receivers coach in 2017 before a promotion to quarterbacks coach in 2018. Taylor replaced current Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson in the second role.
“Zac's been really good for me and our whole quarterback room, I think,” Jared Goff said in early January. “Just everything he brings to the table, the fact that he played quarterback. There's certain things that he understands that people that just didn't won't. That is helpful for me. His demeanor, the way he communicates, the way he teaches, I think is incredible. He's been great for me.”
After working for the Dolphins as an offensive assistant from 2012-2015, Taylor spent a year coaching college ball at Cincinnati before re-entering the league in Los Angeles. Taylor repeatedly enjoyed the area, which became a factor for his interest in the Bengals vacancy.
While the Rams are certainly happy for Taylor and his success, the downside is that the team now needs a third quarterbacks coach in three years under McVay. While McVay has said before that he generally prefers to promote from within in order to best develop a program within the organization, there is also the possibility of the club hiring an external candidate.
McVay will likely address Taylor and the vacancy for Los Angeles’ quarterbacks coaching position in the coming days.