Published: Wed, January 02, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Cincinnati Bengals Fire Head Coach Marvin Lewis After 16 Seasons

Cincinnati Bengals Fire Head Coach Marvin Lewis After 16 Seasons

Adam Gase went 23-26 in three seasons with the Dolphins. The Bengals ended their season 6-10 with a loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday. That's a significant decline from the previous two seasons under Gary Kubiak, when the Broncos went 21-11 in the regular season and won a Super Bowl. In a statement, the team said the decision was mutual.

It has been reported that the Broncos have already requested permission to interview Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores and former Titans head coach and current Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak for their vacant head coaching position. There was a succession plan for Hue Jackson to take over as Bengals head coach before he left to coach the Browns, and since he returned midseason after his firing in Cleveland, many have hypothesized that it's inevitable Jackson will take over.

Arizona apparently has seen enough and opted to part ways with Wilks, who becomes the first one-and-done coach since the 49ers fired Chip Kelly in 2016.

The Bengals have fired coach Marvin Lewis, ending a 16-year stay in Cincinnati that included a record five straight playoff appearances without so much as one win. He also posted a disappointing 0-7 postseason record.

Despite a winning percentage barely above.500, Lewis is the winningest coach in Cincinnati's history. "I regret I haven't been able to provide them with the No. 1 goal of being world champions".

"The team is very appreciative of all that Marvin has accomplished over the past 16 years", said Bengals president Brown.

Lewis was shown the door after a career record of 131-122-3 over 16 years with the team, according to NFL Network Tom Pelissero.

Cincinnati went 6-10 this year, their third straight losing season.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross promoted Chris Grier from general manager to head of football operations.

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