Marvin Lewis Eyeing NFL Return

The Bengals and head coach Marvin Lewis went their separate ways after the 2018 season, bringing his 16-year run to an end. This week, Lewis signed on to serve as an advisor for Herman Edwards‘ Arizona State program, and sources close to Lewis believe he’s keeping his toe in coaching with an eye on getting back into the NFL in 2020 (Twitter link via Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson). 

Lewis, 61 in September, went 131-122-3 with the Bengals, giving him the most wins in franchise history. While Lewis inherited one of the worst teams in the NFL and turned them into a winner, his legacy is marred by the Bengals 0-7 playoff record during his tenure.

In a league obsessed with energetic and young coaching hires, it remains to be seen whether Lewis can garner consideration for head coaching roles. Still, given Lewis’ reputation as a defensive mind and his track record as the Ravens’ defensive coordinator, a DC job is certainly not out of the question.

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  1. eaterofbirds

    His style of hands off coaching not only did not equate a winning atmosphere, it whittled down what little talent they did have into malcontents and players that dont know how to win. He resume shows little other than mediocrity and complacency. Good riddance.

    • crosseyedlemon

      My guess would be the Cardinals since they already have a history of dumping coaches after one season and he is close by at Arizona State.

  2. connfyoozed

    He never had control of his teams. Lewis seems like a nice guy, but it also seemed like his players took advantage of that niceness. Year after year, the lack of team discipline was glaring.

  3. itslonelyatthetrop

    If Del Rio gets a job again- which he should- I think Lewis will be his DC.

  4. dalton2green22

    I am from cinch and at times I cursed him, but he became like the cities uncle. Most will not admit they miss him.

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