Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals came as close as you can get to Super Bowl glory. Aaron Donald bull-rushed quarterback Joe Burrow, who could do nothing but make a desperation attempt to keep Cincinnati’s final play alive. In the end, the Bengals couldn’t get the job done.

That takes nothing away from the remarkable job head coach Zac Taylor has done with the team. Taylor has revitalized football in Cincinnati, taking a two-win team and turning it into a Super Bowl berth in just two seasons. Those efforts are now being rewarded by the Bengals front office.

ESPN has reported that Zac Taylor was extended by the Bengals through the 2026 season. It comes despite Taylor’s team dropping Super Bowl LVI to the Los Angeles Rams 23-20. Bengals president Mike Brown lauded the incredible work of his head coach in a statement.

“Zac has come into the league and worked to develop the foundations for a winning program that can be successful over time. 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, and 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.”

Zac Taylor has gone above and beyond to endear himself to the city of Cincinnati. Taylor and his team have reconnected the city with its great football tradition. Now that a contract is done, Taylor will focus on getting back to the Super Bowl next year, where there is plenty of unfinished business.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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