The Cincinnati Bengals have given head coach Zac Taylor a contract extension through the 2026 season, the team announced on Wednesday. Looking for updated Super Bowl 2023 odds online? You’ve found them.
The extension comes a few days after the Bengals lost to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, in what was he franchise’s first appearance in the Super Bowl since 1989. What’s next?
“This isn’t really about me. This is about all of the people in this building who are working towards a really solid future for all of us,” Taylor said. “And so I’m excited for everybody. I certainly feel like the future is bright. There’s a lot to build on.”
The 38-year-old head coach was entering the final year of the four-year deal he signed in 2019.
Under Taylor, the Bengals won their first playoff game in 31 years en route to winning the AFC championship. They finished the season with a 10-7 record and the AFC North title.
In three seasons with Cincinnati, Taylor is 16-32-1.
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“Zac has come into the league and worked to develop the foundations for a winning program that can be successful over time,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement. “The fruits of Zac’s efforts were seen this year, and Zac is well-regarded by our players and coaches.
“I know the effort and passion Zac brings to the building and to our team. Also, I am pleased by his approach. And I think the city of Cincinnati sees him the way the players and I do. He’s brought excitement to the town and deserves credit and recognition for that.”
Taylor’s extension provides stability for a young core that includes quarterback Joe Burrow and several other players who fueled Cincinnati’s best season in three decades.