Bengals Head Coach Rumors

Here’s a running list of reports and rumors regarding the Bengals’ head-coaching search. Be sure to check back for the latest updates.


  1. Hue Jackson (Expected)
  2. Bengals STs coordinator Darrin Simmons (Interviewed)
  3. Bengals OC Bill Lazor (Interviewed)
  4. Rams QBs coach Zac Taylor (Scheduled)
  5. Rams pass-game coordinator/TEs coach Shane Waldron (Requested)
  6. Patriots OC Josh McDaniels (Declined)
  7. Former Broncos HC Vance Joseph (Scheduled)
  8. Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy (Scheduled)
  9. Buccaneers OC Todd Monken (Scheduled)


  • According to Mike Garafolo, the Bengals are expected to expand their coaching search to include more candidates who are currently working for playoff teams. Garafolo says the Bengals preferred to not distract coaches ahead of their playoff games.
  • Albert Breer thinks Vance Joseph is the likeliest candidate to land the Bengals’ head-coaching job, due to his familiarity with owner Mike Brown.
  • Rams HC Sean McVay announced Monday that the Bengals also have requested to interview the passing game coordinator and TEs coach Shane Waldron for their head-coaching job.
  • Ian Rapoport mentions that former Broncos HC Vance Joseph is worth keeping an eye on for the Bengals’ job.

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