Published: Mon, December 18, 2017
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Marvin Lewis expected to leave Bengals after season

Marvin Lewis expected to leave Bengals after season

Marvin Lewis reportedly plans on pursuing other opportunities.

National Football League insider Adam Schefter reports that Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis plans on leaving the team after this season.

With his experience, Lewis likely will be on National Football League teams' short lists of candidates after the season when multiple openings usually occur.

Lewis is 123-111 (.525) across 15 seasons as a head coach.

But the ESPN report suggested that it's more Lewis who wants to move on from the Bengals than the Bengals who want to move on from Lewis. The Bengals have declined to give contract extensions to their assistant coaches, and some are unhappy with the way they have been treated financially, sources said.

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When he accepted the job on January 14, 2003, the Bengals were one of the NFL's laughingstock franchises, coming off the worst season in franchise history.

Lewis will leave the Bengals after this season, ESPN reported this morning.

"We all realize that when you sign up for these jobs, the thing is it's not forever", Lewis told reporters earlier this week.

Marvin Lewis hasn't been able to help the Bengals advance in the postseason.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that multiple members of the organization, including coaches, learned of Lewis' decision as they boarded a bus in Minneapolis for the Bengals' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. And Lewis still hasn't won a playoff game. Bengals linebackers (concussion), (hamstring) and (ankle) also are out.

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