Press Taylor
Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 36)
Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
Career information
High school:Norman
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Sherwood Press Taylor (born January 13, 1988) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served an assistant coach for the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.

College career

Taylor won back-to-back NJCAA national championships at Butler Community College as the starting quarterback. He chose Marshall in the December signing period, knowing Division 1 would appear stronger on his future coaching resume, and served as a backup for the Thundering Herd.[1]

Coaching career

Early career

Taylor joined the University of Tulsa coaching staff under head coach Bill Blankenship in 2011 as the offensive graduate assistant and quarterbacks coach (Tulsa did not have a full-time QB coach, allowing Taylor to handle those duties).[2] During his 2 seasons at Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 19–8 record and won the 2012 Conference USA Championship as well as the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl defeating Iowa State. In 2011, under Taylor's direction, senior quarterback G. J. Kinne was named 2nd Team All-C-USA and threw for over 3,000 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2013, Taylor was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as an offensive quality control coach under head coach Chip Kelly.[3] With the hiring of new head coach Doug Pederson in 2016, Taylor was retained and promoted to offensive quality control and assistant quarterbacks coach under new offensive coordinator Frank Reich.[4] He was part of the coaching staff that won Super Bowl LII and is credited with the "Philly Special" play which gave the Eagles a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half.[5] After the 2017 season, Taylor was again promoted, this time to quarterbacks coach to replace John DeFilippo who left at the end of the season to become offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.[6] Taylor added the title of passing game coordinator on February 5, 2020, reporting directly to Pederson.[7] He missed the team's week 11 game in 2020 against the Cleveland Browns due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols.[8] The Eagles fired Pederson after a 4–11–1 season,[9] and the passing staff was not retained.[10][11]

Indianapolis Colts

For the 2021 season, Taylor served as a senior offensive assistant to Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich.[12] They organized a trade to obtain Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, reuniting three key offensive strategists from the Eagles' Super Bowl winning season.[10]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On February 17, 2022, Taylor was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as their offensive coordinator under head coach Doug Pederson.[13]

Personal life

Taylor grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and is the younger brother of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. He also has two sisters. Taylor's father, Sherwood, was a defensive back for Oklahoma and head coach Barry Switzer from 1977 to 1979 and a former coach.[14][15][16]

Taylor is married to Brooklyn Scheer, whom he met at Tulsa.[17] The couple have four children as of June 2023.[18]


  1. ^ Benoit, Andy (December 6, 2018). "Zac & Press Taylor: NFL Coaching's Next Big Thing". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  2. ^ Ramspacher, Andrew (November 10, 2011). "Former Herd QB coaching at Tulsa". The Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Frank, Reuben (February 6, 2013). "Report: Press Taylor to join Chip Kelly's staff". Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Domowitch, Paul (June 11, 2018). "Press Taylor is living life in the fast lane, from unearthing the 'Philly Special' to coaching the QBs". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  7. ^ McManus, Tim (February 5, 2020). "Eagles promote Press Taylor, add Rich Scangarello, Andrew Breiner, but won't have OC". Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  8. ^ Zangaro, Dave (November 20, 2020). "Eagles leaving 2 coaches behind because of COVID-19 protocols". Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Shook, Nick. "Eagles fire head coach Doug Pederson after five seasons". Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  10. ^ a b Ayello, Jim (March 30, 2021). "Colts assistant Press Taylor addresses criticism he was 'too close' to Carson Wentz". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  11. ^ Domowitch, Paul (January 11, 2021). "Doug Pederson picked the wrong fight and got fired". Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  12. ^ McMullen, John (February 8, 2022). "After Being Scapegoated in Philly, Press Taylor is Back on Track". Sports Illustrated Philadelphia Eagles News, Analysis and More. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  13. ^ "Jaguars Finalize 2022 Coaching Staff". Jacksonville Jaguars. February 17, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  14. ^ Baby, Ben (December 4, 2023). "Taylor-made for Monday night: How brothers Zac and Press Taylor found their way to NFL's big stage". Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  15. ^ Frenette, Gene. "Brother's keeper: Jaguars OC Press Taylor, Bengals coach Zac Taylor bonded by blood". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  16. ^ "Game Within The Game: Zac and Press Taylor In A Brotherly Shove". Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  17. ^ Benoit, Andy (December 6, 2018). "The Brothers Taylor Are Coaching's Next Big Thing". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  18. ^ Frenette, Gene (June 15, 2023). "Jaguars' OC Press Taylor wants to recreate childhood memories for his kids". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 27, 2023.