After leading Cincinnati to a Super Bowl in just his third year, head coach Zac Taylor is receiving a contract extension.

The Bengals announced Wednesday morning that they’ve agreed to a contract extension with Taylor, which runs through the 2026 season. He led the franchise to a 10-7 record and reached Super Bowl LVI.

Cincinnati came close to bringing the Lombardi Trophy home but fell 23-20 to the Los Angeles Rams.

“He’s a good young coach,” said Bengals president Mike Brown, per

“Zac has come into the league and worked to develop the foundations for a winning program that can be successful over time. The fruits of Zac’s efforts were seen this year, and Zac is well-regarded by our players and coaches. I know the effort and passion Zac brings to the building and to our team, and I am pleased by his approach. And I think the city of Cincinnati sees him the way the players and I do. He’s brought excitement to the town and deserves credit and recognition for that.”

Taylor started his run in Cincinnati in 2019, finishing with a 2-14 record. The next year, the Bengals finished 4-11-1 before making the big leap in 2021. It marked the first time the team reached the playoff since 2015.