Ah, to be young and rich.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is in the final year of a reported three-year deal as Cincinnati head coach. It’s not a worry, though: Reports indicate that the AFC champion Bengals are getting ready to extend Taylor to keep him in at the helm for a long time.
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While coach’s salaries typically aren’t reported — well, unless you’re Jon Gruden — Taylor made a decent amount of money throughout the first three years of his deal, and now the second-youngest coach in the NFL is going to have an opportunity to make a bit more whether or not Cincinnati captures its first Super Bowl on Feb. 13.
Taylor can thank Joe Burrow and the Bengals for potentially helping him get a second contract with Cincinnati. Here’s how much the 38-year-old is reportedly making, and how much he’s worth:
Zac Taylor contract
Reports indicate that the then-36-year-old Taylor signed a three-year deal with the Bengals in 2019, meaning he’s currently in the last year of his contract.
While no hard and fast numbers are readily available for coach’s, NBC Sports Boston has Taylor making $4.5 million per season with the Bengals, bringing the potential contract value to $13.5 million over the three years.
NFL insider Aaron Wilson reports that Taylor will likely get a contract extension following Super Bowl 56. Details on the potential contract are murky at the moment.
Taylor helped lead the Bengals to their first playoff wins in over 30 years, and is poised to help them win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Zac Taylor net worth
CelebrityNetWorth pegs the Bengals coach as having a $4 million net worth as of February 2022.
That number is a bit lower than the reported salary that NBC Sports has Taylor making per season ($4.5 million). CelebrityNetWorth has Taylor making a million less than that reported salary, at $3.5 million per season.
Taylor had a very short-lived career as an NFL player, so much so that he didn’t have a career. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers in 2007, but wouldn’t break camp with the team — he wouldn’t even make it to camp to take snaps. His playing career wouldn’t make it past 2007, even after a shot with the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.
Coincidentally, Taylor didn’t have a high-profile coaching career before landing the Bengals gig: Coaching in the NFL since 2012, Taylor had short stops in Miami (2012-2015) and the Rams (2017-2018) before landing with the Bengals in 2019.
The highest rung of the coaching ladder Taylor reached was offensive coordinator with the Dolphins in 2015, as the team’s interim offensive coordinator.