Taylor Embree

Running Backs

College: UCLA

Hometown: Boulder, Colo.

Experience: 7 years


TAYLOR EMBREE returns for his second season as the running back coach after initially joining the New York Jets as part of Robert Saleh's first staff in 2021. For Embree, this is his sixth NFL season and second as a position coach.

In his first season with the Jets (2021), the running back group saw balanced contributions from several players, as no back carried more than 150 times and three different backs carried at least 50 times. Every back with at least 25 carries averaged at least 3.9 yards a carry, while leading rusher, rookie fourth-round pick Michael Carter, averaged a team-best 4.3 yards per. Despite missing three games, Carter was one just 10 rookies since 2015 with 600+ rushing yards and 300+ receiving yards and one of just two selected after the fourth round. Additionally, among all 2021 rookie runners, his 5.27 yards per touch ranked second.

Before joining the Jets, Embree coached tight ends at Colorado (2020), overseeing a group that was a part of the seventh-best rushing offense among Power Five schools that season. The Buffaloes finished a Pac-12 shortened season at 3-1, one of only three teams with just one conference loss.

An offensive quality control coach who worked with the tight ends for three seasons with San Francisco (2017-19), Embree helped George Kittle register 2,945 yards receiving, the second-most of any tight end in that span, including a then NFL record for a tight end with 1,377 receiving yards (2019).

In his first season coaching in the NFL (2016), Embree worked on the defensive side of the ball as a defensive assistant with Kansas City. That season, the Chiefs defense produced a league-leading 104 passes defensed while tying for the most interceptions with 18.

Embree began his coaching career at UNLV (2012), before returning to his alma mater, UCLA (2013-14).

A wide receiver for four seasons at UCLA, Embree finished his career with 137 receptions, then the eighth most in school history, for 1,776 yards. He was signed as undrafted by the Chargers.

Embree and his wife, Kristina Madsen, have two children, son, Grayson, and daughter, Peri. His father, Jon, is the assistant head coach/tight ends coach with the Dolphins and has coached in college and the NFL since 1993 following his time as an NFL tight end with the Rams and Seahawks. His brother, Connor, is an offensive assistant with the Chiefs.


New York Jets | 2021-Present

Running Backs - 2021-Present

Colorado | 2020

Tight Ends - 2020

San Francisco 49ers | 2017-19

Quality Control (Offense) - 2017-19

Kansas City Chiefs | 2016

Defensive Assistant - 2016

UCLA | 2013-14

Graduate Assistant (Offense) - 2014

Graduate Assistant (Defense) - 2013

UNLV | 2012

Graduate Assistant (Offense) - 2012


San Diego Chargers (Wide Receiver) - 2012

UCLA (Wide Receiver) - 2008-11