The Cincinnati Bengals announced they have signed head coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year contract extension.
“Marvin Lewis has been an important member of the Cincinnati community and the Bengals family for the past 15 years, and we are happy to have reached this agreement,” said Bengals President Mike Brown. “Marvin has made significant contributions during his time here. While recently we have fallen short of our expectations, we have full confidence in Marvin to re-establish winning football in 2018.”
Lewis was reportedly planning to leave the Bengals after the season to pursue opportunities elsewhere, but something obviously changed his mind.
“My family and I are very grateful for the opportunity to stay in Cincinnati and continue my career with the Bengals,” said Lewis. “My job is to win a World Championship. We have a talented roster full of veteran leaders and emerging young stars, and I am committed to making the necessary improvements to put this team in the best position to win.”
He has coached in 237 games, which is the second most among active coaches in the NFL. He has a winning percentage of .527 in the regular season (125-112-3) but is 0-7 in the playoffs.
Lewis has drawn the ire of the Bengals fanbase for his failure to win in the postseason and the team's recent struggles. Cincinnati made the playoffs in five consecutive seasons from 2011-2015, but they are a combined 13-18-1 in the last two seasons.Back to the Cincinnati Bengals Newsfeed