Now that Super Bowl LIII is officially over, teams still looking for coaches can make their expected hirings official. League officials and insiders knew that the Bengals were planning on hiring Rams' quarterback coach Zac Taylor. Bleacher Report announced they finally made it official, a day after the Los Angeles' Rams lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII (February 4). The Rams' Super Bowl appearance was the reason for the delayed announcement.

Zac Taylor is the 10th coach in Bengals history and takes over after Marvin Lewis was fired.

Lewis was with the team for 15 years. Taylor previously worked as an assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins, as well as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of Cincinnati. He previously played college football as the quarterback at Nebraska in 2006 and became the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.

Bengals are in desperate need to turn things around

The Bengals ended 2018 with a disappointing 6-10 record and were fourth in the AFC North. Marvin Lewis managed to bring the Bengals seven playoff appearances, but none ended in wins. The Bengals are hoping that Taylor will work like Sean McVay and be an offensive-minded coach, which can lead them to more wins and an opportunity to actually contend in the playoffs.

With Taylor's hiring comes the question of what the team will do at the quarterback position. The Bengals' director of player personnel, Duke Tobin, has said the team is comfortable with Andy Dalton, who has been their starting quarterback since he was drafted in 2011. However, Dalton is costing the Bengals $16 million against the salary cap.

Zac Taylor has been developing quarterbacks

Taylor has gained a reputation for developing quarterbacks. While Andy Dalton has become an established veteran, he still has room to grow and improve. Zac Taylor's biggest challenge is making the Bengals competitive in the AFC North and in the league as a whole. Will he need to get rid of Dalton to make that happen?

The Bengals introduced Taylor as their new head coach on Tuesday during a news conference. Taylor said that moving forward there will be a high standard of clear communication. Taylor called this new job a dream come true. The Bengals, like other teams, are turning to younger offensive-driven coaches. Taylor has become Cincinnati's youngest head coach since 1992 when they hired Dave Shula at age 32 and ended up 19-52.