The Cincinnati Bengals have identified Zac Taylor as their top choice to be their next head coach.

Taylor is currently quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

The Bengals can't negotiate a contract with Taylor until the Rams' season is over.

Taylor was the offensive coordinator for the University of Cincinnati in 2016, and sources said he would like to return to the city.

Taylor started his NFL coaching career with the Miami Dolphins as a quarterbacks coach in 2012, helping to develop Ryan Tannehill, and took over offensive coordinator duties during the 2015 season.