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Quarterbacks Coach: Press Taylor


Press Taylor joined the Eagles as an offensive quality control coach during the 2013 offseason, took on the added responsibility of assistant quarterbacks coach in 2016 and was promoted to quarterbacks coach during the 2018 offseason.

Philadelphia's quarterbacks excelled during the 2017 season. Carson Wentz received his first career Pro Bowl nod and was named Associated Press second-team All-Pro after leading the Eagles to an 11-2 record and ranking second in the NFL with a franchise-record 33 passing touchdowns. Following a season-ending knee injury to Wentz, Nick Foles helped lead Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl championship, recording a 100-plus passer rating in all three playoff games and earning Super Bowl LII MVP honors.

During his first season as assistant quarterbacks coach (2016), Taylor worked with the then-rookie Wentz, as the No. 2-overall pick set a team and all-time NFL rookie record with 379 completions. Wentz also posted franchise rookie records in pass attempts, passing yards, passing touchdowns and completion percentage. Wentz's 3,782 passing yards marked the fourth-highest total in single-season team history and NFL rookie history.

Taylor was an integral part of an Eagles offense in 2015 that saw QB Sam Bradford set individual team records in completions (346) and completion percentage (65.0%), while finishing fourth in team history with a career-high 3,725 passing yards. WR Jordan Matthews and TE Zach Ertz developed into primary targets for Bradford as both pass-catchers went on to enjoy breakout seasons. Matthews led the team in receptions (85), receiving yards (997) and touchdowns (eight), while finishing the season with the 10th-most receptions (152) in NFL history by a player in the first two seasons of his career. Ertz rounded out his third season in Philadelphia with career highs in receptions (75) and receiving yards (853) and T Jason Peters was selected to his third-consecutive (eighth overall) trip to the Pro Bowl.

With Taylor's assistance in 2014, the Eagles set franchise records in points (474), touchdowns (54), completions (390), gross passing yards (4,581) and first downs (356). The Eagles also saw five players on the offensive side of the ball reach the Pro Bowl: C Jason Kelce, WR Jeremy Maclin, RB LeSean McCoy, G Evan Mathis and Peters.

In his first season in Philadelphia, Taylor was part of an offense that helped set franchise records in points (442 - broken in 2014), total net yards (6,676), touchdowns (53 - broken in 2014), passing yards (4,406 - broken in 2014) and fewest turnovers (19).

Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Taylor spent two seasons as a graduate assistant/quarterbacks coach with the University of Tulsa. As a member of the Tulsa coaching staff, Taylor helped the program capture the 2012 C-USA Championship and Liberty Bowl title after finishing the regular season with a 10-3 record. Under the direction of Taylor, QB G.J. Kinne threw for over 3,000 yards with 28 touchdowns to only 12 interceptions in 2011.

Taylor spent two seasons as a quarterback at Marshall after transferring from Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS, following his sophomore campaign. At Butler, Taylor led the Grizzlies to back-to-back Junior College National Championships in 2007 and 2008. He compiled a 17-1 record as a starter and served as the team's captain in both seasons.

The Norman, OK, native attended Norman High School and is married to the former Brooklyn Scheer. They have one daughter, Teale Marie, who was born March 2017.

His father, Sherwood, played and coached at Oklahoma, while his brother, Zac, is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams.

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