The Bengals are done interviewing internal candidates for their head coach vacancy, and will now begin vetting options outside of the organization. That all begins tomorrow.
On Friday, the Bengals will be in Los Angeles to interview Rams assistants Zac Taylor and Shane Waldron, per Tom Pelissero.
#Bengals brass is headed to L.A. to interview #Rams assistants Zac Taylor and Shane Waldron for their head coaching job Friday, sources say. Two bright young members of Sean McVay’s offensive staff who were on our rising HC candidate list. ✈️— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 4, 2019
Taylor’s interview was speculated to be happening on Friday since earlier this week, and it appears Waldron’s interview will take place soon after.
It was also announced that the Bengals will interview Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on Friday, and that interview will now be taking place on Saturday, per Pelissero.
Related: #Chiefs OC Eric Bienemy’s interview with the #Bengals is now scheduled for Saturday, per source. Lot of offensive innovation for Mike Brown to hear about in next 48 hours. https://t.co/I33t4ClUf5— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 4, 2019
All three coaches are still employed by teams that will remain in the NFL Playoffs until at the earliest next weekend, so these are the last hours that any team can interview them for head coaching opportunities. Bieniemy has been vetted by a couple teams this week, while Taylor has also garnered some interest as well.
The next 48 hours could be very crucial to the immediate future of the Bengals. For the latest update on the Bengals’ coaching search, check out our tracker here.