By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 27, 2016 at 9:15 pm EST
According to Pro Football Talk, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis plans to return to the team next season. ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Lewis will not leave on his own.
Earlier on Tuesday, former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said on The Cooley & Kevin show, Lewis is planning to retire. However, we don’t know who Cooley’s source is.
Owner Mike Brown potentially would like to move on from Lewis, as the team is having their first losing season since 2010. If Lewis walks away on his own, Brown would not have to pay the head coach his salary for 2017.
Pro Football Talk said last month that Lewis would like to coach long enough to allow his son, Marcus, to get in the profession. The younger Lewis is presently the defensive assistant/quality control coach with the Bengals and is in his third-year with the team.
Brown – who has been notorious for a lack of spending over the years – would suggest that he’s not going to give money away to Lewis. He’s going to have to work for it if he wants to continue to coach the Bengals.
The Bengals are 5-9-1 and they will finish the season against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium at 1 pm on CBS.
The 58-year-old has been with the Bengals since the 2003 season. In his tenure with Cincinnati, he has a 115-99-3 record.
In the playoffs, Lewis guided the team to seven AFC Wild Card playoff games. However, they lost each one.
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