Zac Taylor’s son is a huge Evan McPherson fan
By Kristen Wong
It’s no secret that Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor uses rookie kicker Evan McPherson in a lot of game scenarios. Taylor’s son also happens to be a pretty big fan.
Ask any young Bengals fan what jersey he would want for Christmas, and there’s a high chance it’ll be one of the high-profile stars like Joe Burrow or Ja’Marr Chase.
Zac Taylor’s son apparently shares his father’s affinity for kickers and wants rookie Evan McPherson’s jersey for the holidays.
Clearly, his son has been watching Bengals games recently, and McPherson’s kicking heroics have inspired him the most.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie kicker Evan McPherson has become a fan favorite
McPherson broke the Bengals franchise record for the longest completed field goal (58 yards) in their win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
His numbers have been steadily climbing higher throughout the season as McPherson currently records a 85.7 field goal completion percentage and 94.0 extra point completion percentage.
The team needed McPherson in the overtime thriller against the 49ers, when the rookie made the go-ahead field goal, and the team also needed him badly in the first half of Week 15’s game.
Joe Burrow couldn’t spark anything on the offensive side, so it was McPherson who got the first six points on the Bengals scoreboard, making kicks from 53 and 58 yards in the first two quarters.
We can think of a few more things Bengals fans would like for Christmas — a postseason berth definitely tops the list. But kickers already don’t get enough appreciation as it is.
As 2022 rolls around, hopefully Taylor makes the playoffs and gets his son that McPherson jersey.