Despite rampant speculation – and even some expectation – that Marvin Lewis had tired of coaching the Cincinnati Bengals and was ready to move on, the organization and the 59-year-old head coach agreed to continue their partnership through the 2019 season, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Next year will be his 16th on the sidelines at Paul Brown Stadium, and he remains the second-longest tenured head coach in the league behind New England’s Bill Belichick.
In a statement released by the club, Bengals owner and president Mike Brown said “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. 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.”
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