Bengals Do Complete About-Face, Sign Marvin Lewis Through 2019

Last month, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Marvin Lewis was stepping away from the Bengals at the end of the season only to have Lewis deny that report just hours later.

Still, I think most of us still believed Schefter (who is normally spot on).

Which is why many will find the news out of Cincinnati confirming that the Bengals pulled an about face very interesting. They’ve now signed Lewis to a two-year contract extension that will keep him employed through 2019.

"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," Bengals President Mike Brown said. "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."

It’s worth noting that Lewis is actually the winningest Bengals coach in history with 240 wins over 15 seasons but it is also worth noting that he’s been at the helm twice as long as the next nearest coach and that he has ZERO playoff wins in seven tries.

I don’t see any reason for that to change—if they even make the postseason in the next two years.

Anyway, Lewis is in…so it should be interesting to see what coaches are out in the next few days.

And they will be—because this woeful season has to be somebody’s fault.

Source: CBS Sports

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