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Bengals Announce Decision On Zac Taylor: NFL World Reacts

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor on the sidelines.

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JANUARY 02: Head coach Zac Taylor of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor was able to earn himself some more job security thanks to this year's run to the Super Bowl.

This morning, the Bengals announced a contract extension for Taylor through the 2026 season. After winning six regular season games in his first two years, Taylor helped lead the Bengals to the AFC North title and conference championship in 2021.

“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," Bengals owner Mike Brown said in a statement.

The jury was out on Taylor heading into the 2021 campaign, but most analysts seem to agree that the Bengals' decision to extend his contract was a fair one.

With Taylor locked in, the next big contract for the Bengals will be quarterback Joe Burrow's. Burrow is eligible to begin negotiating a long-term extension next offseason.

Expect Cincinnati to offer him a small fortune when the time comes.