Zac Taylor’s brother, Press Taylor, is an American football coach who is in charge of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense. The siblings have an age gap of five years.
The Taylor brothers come from a football family. Their dad, Sherwood Taylor, played as a defensive back and was the captain for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1977 to 1979.
Zac Taylor, born on May 10, 1983, is an American head coach for the NFL team Cincinnati Bengals.
After graduating from Norman High School, Taylor joined the Wake Forest Demon Deacons In 2002. During his first year, he redshirted, and in the following year, he served as a backup player.
Later, he was transferred to Butler Community College, led his team to the NJCAA championship game, and received second-team NJCAA All-American honors for his impressive performance.
After being undrafted, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Taylor, but he was cut before the training camp.
Later, he transitioned to coaching and served as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams.
In 2019, Zac became the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals and led them to their first playoff victory since 1990, ending the longest ongoing drought in the four major North American sports leagues in 2021.
Who Is Press Taylor, Zac Taylor Brother?
The American football coach currently serves as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL.
During his college football days, Taylor achieved consecutive NJCAA national championships while playing as the starting quarterback for Butler Community College.
Rivals.com ranked Taylor as the second-best pro-style quarterback in the 2009 junior college rankings. Despite interest from Louisville and Colorado State, he picked Marshall during the December signing period.
However, during his time with the Thundering Herd, he served as a backup and only threw three passes across two seasons.
For a long time, he knew his real passion was coaching football. Once his playing eligibility ended, he began his career as a coach.
In 2011, Press became part of the University of Tulsa coaching team led by head coach Bill Blankenship. He started as an offensive graduate assistant and took on the role of quarterbacks coach.
In 2013, Press joined the Philadelphia Eagles as an offensive quality control coach, working under head coach Chip Kelly.
During the 2021 season, Taylor was a senior offensive assistant under Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich.
On February 17, 2022, he joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as their offensive coordinator, working alongside head coach Doug Pederson.
Zac and Press Showcased Brotherly Rivalry During Match Between Bengals-Jaguars
Zac Taylor, head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, and his brother, Press Taylor, were head-to-head on Monday night as the Bengals played against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13.
The results were in the favor of the elder Taylor as the Bengals won the game 34-31.
The Taylor siblings had a bit of a back-and-forth history in their matchups. Their first encounter was in 2015 when Zac’s Miami Dolphins defeated the Press’ Eagles.
However, Press got back at Zac in 2017-18, when the Eagles defeated the Los Angeles Rams twice, where Zac was an assistant wide receivers coach and quarterbacks coach.