NFL Week 15, 2019: 5 Coaches on the hot seat

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5. Zac Taylor

Since the Cincinnati Bengals only have one win to their name entering Week 15, it only seems fair to have Zac Taylor part of this list once again.

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Even if the argument can be made that Taylor deserves some benefit of the doubt for being in his first season with the Bengals, and some circumstances such as the A.J. Green injury are out of his control, it still doesn’t take away from some of this year’s frustrations.

Back in the offseason, Cincinnati was hoping to see Taylor take this offense to new levels after helping develop Jared Goff and the offense of the Los Angeles Rams in 2018.

Unfortunately, the Bengals have been one of the biggest disappointments of 2019, and now there’s even some uncertainty over what the future holds with Andy Dalton on offense.

Similar to Taylor, some of this year’s issues have been out of Dalton’s control, but if Cincinnati does keep their head coach around, and he decides to start fresh with someone new, it could make 2020 even more interesting for the Bengals.

But before the Bengals figure out their future with Dalton, they need to decide on Taylor first, and whether he deserves a second season to prove himself.