PRESS TAYLOR QUARTERBACKS COACH
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.
In Taylor’s first season as quarterbacks
coach, Carson Wentz ranked third in the
NFL with a team-record 69.6 completion
percentage and recorded a career-high 102.2
passer rating. Quarterback Nick Foles, who
started five regular-season games in place
of an injured Wentz, led the Eagles to three
consecutive wins to close the regular season.
During that span, Foles was named the
Week 16 NFC Offensive Player of the Week
and tied an NFL record in Week 17 with 25
consecutive completions against Washington.
Philadelphia’s quarterbacks excelled
during the 2017 season. 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 franchiserecord
33 passing touchdowns. Following a
season-ending knee injury to Wentz, Foles
helped lead Philadelphia to its first Super
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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.
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 was
named the head coach of the Cincinnati
Bengals during the 2019 offseason.
CORY UNDLIN DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH
Cory Undlin signed on as the Eagles’
defensive backs coach in the 2015 offseason
following a three-year stint with the Denver
Broncos where he served as the defensive
quality control coach in 2012 and the
defensive backs coach from 2013-14.
During Philadelphia’s 2017 Super Bowl
LII-winning campaign, the Eagles’ defense
produced the fourth-most takeaways
in the league (31) and ranked third in
third-down defense (32.2%). On the
year, Philadelphia’s secondary gave up
24 touchdown receptions, which marks
the fewest touchdowns surrendered by
an Eagles defense since 2008 (19).
After helping Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins
earn his first Pro Bowl nod in 2015, Undlin
helped assimilate free agent signee Rodney
McLeod to the Eagles defense in 2016. In his
first season in Philadelphia, McLeod led the
defense with a career-high 117 tackles, while
also posting career highs in interceptions
(three) and passes defensed (10). Jenkins
followed up his Pro Bowl season with two
interceptions for touchdowns in 2016,
becoming the fourth player in franchise history
to produce multiple INT-TDs in a single season.
In 2015, Undlin’s first year in Philadelphia,
the Eagles’ defense ranked 10th in the NFL
in total takeaways (26) and interceptions
(15). Undlin’s secondary produced two key
defensive players in safeties Jenkins and Walter
Thurmond. Jenkins earned his first trip to the
Pro Bowl in 2015 after posting career and team
highs in tackles (120), passes defensed (15),
and forced fumbles (three). Thurmond, who
transitioned from cornerback to safety during
the 2015 offseason with the help of Undlin’s
guidance, started all 16 games and notched
career highs in tackles (76), interceptions
(three), sacks (two), and forced fumbles (two).
In Denver, the club’s defense in 2014
finished the regular season ranked third in
overall defense where Undlin coached a
Broncos secondary that boasted Pro Bowlers
CB Chris Harris Jr., CB Aqib Talib, and S T.J.
Ward. The trio of Pro Bowlers, along with
starting S Rahim Moore, combined for 13
interceptions, including two that Talib returned
for touchdowns. Denver ranked first in the
NFL in opponent’s yards per attempt (6.02) .
A native of Sauk Centre, MN, Undlin and
his wife, Amy, have a son, Caden, and
two daughters, Brooke and Taylor.