In addition to quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, the Bengals are also set to interview passing game coordinator/tight ends coach Shane Waldron, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.
Waldron didn’t earn his first major NFL gig until 2017, when then-new head coach Sean McVay hired him to be the tight ends coach. Waldron would add the title of passing game coordinator this past season.
Previously, Waldron served as Washington’s offensive quality control coach for the 2016 season under Jay Gruden, formerly the offensive coordinator of the Bengals.
Prior to joining Washington, Waldron spent four seasons at UMass as the recruiting coordinator/ tight ends coach from 2012-13, then the offensive line coach from 2014-15.
In 2011, Waldron served as the offensive coordinator at Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School in Massachusetts.
It’s clear that Waldron’s coaching background is very limited compared to most assistants who are actually legitimate candidates for NFL head-coaching gigs, but give the Bengals credit for doing their due diligence and looking under as many rocks as possible for their next head coach.