Winning does have its perks, just ask Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.
He may not have won the game’s biggest prize, but he has a talented team capable of returning to the Super Bowl.
For sure, he also earned several bonuses for their playoff victories.
However, the way he nurtured the young but talented team convinced team owner Mike Brown that he’s the mentor they need.
Bengals announced they signed head coach Zac Taylor to a contract extension through the 2026 season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 16, 2022
That said, NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Taylor signed a contract extension that will keep him the Bengals head coach until the 2026 season.
He’s hoping that he can bring a Super Bowl game ball to a city that suffered three heartbreaking defeats in the big dance.
Brown feels that it’s only a matter of time before Taylor leads them to the promised land.
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Terms of the extension were not disclosed, but he should earn higher than his current annual salary of $4.5 million given that he led the team to the Super Bowl.
However, the five years given to him is crucial because it coincides with the peak years of his players.
They were the youngest team to participate in the Super Bowl with an average age of 25.8 years.
Joe Burrow is the undisputed cornerstone of the offense as he showed tremendous poise as a second-year player.
That Taylor will be able to coach these players at the height of their careers makes them a scary team to face.NEXT: Stat Shows Just How Much Joe Burrow Needs Better Protection