Los Angeles Rams elevate Zac Taylor to QB coach

By The Sports Xchange  |  Jan. 10, 2018 at 12:05 AM
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay promoted Zac Taylor from assistant wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach, replacing Greg Olson, who was officially named the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.

Taylor originally joined Los Angeles as a member of McVay's inaugural staff in January 2017. He is now entering his sixth season coaching in the NFL and second with the Rams.

"Zac's promotion is a testament to him and the coaches that we have in place as well as our desire as an organization to build and grow from within," McVay said. "He has a clear understanding of our offense and we're confident in his ability to coach this group at a high level and that his transition into the role will be seamless."

Before joining the Rams, Taylor held offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coaching responsibilities at the University of Cincinnati (2016) and the Miami Dolphins (2012-15). After Taylor's first season with the Dolphins as an assistant quarterbacks coach, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2013. He served as offensive coordinator and primary play-caller in the second half of the 2015 season.

After a college career at Nebraska (2005-06), Taylor briefly played quarterback professionally in 2007. He spent the offseason with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a college free agent and later signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in the fall. After the season, he joined Texas A&M as an offensive graduate assistant and tight ends coach (2008-11).

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