Marvin Lewis is Finally Done in Cincinnati After 16 Years
- Author: Stacy Allen Jan 02, 2019,
Jan 02, 2019, 1:25
The top jobs are also open at the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns, who appointed interim head coaches during the season.
"I want to thank the Bengals' organisation, the fans and the city of Cincinnati for their support", Lewis said on bengals.com. 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.
A third successive losing season saw a change made, with the Bengals now seeking a new head coach for the first time since 2003. The Dolphins missed the playoffs for the 15th time in the past 17 seasons. In a statement, the team said the decision was mutual. Lewis is leaving with a 131-122-3 record and is leaving with the most playoff wins but the dark cloud is the 8-26 record against major rival The Pittsburg Steelers.
Despite still having one year left on his contract, Marvin Lewis was sacked from his head coaching job with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN. "I regret I haven't been able to provide them with the No. 1 goal of being world champions". Gase was 23-25 in three seasons in South Florida.
Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis have enjoyed a close relationship during their coaching careers.
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.
In addition to Gase's firing, general manager Chris Grier will oversee football operations and report directly to Ross, while executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum has been reassigned within the organization.
That leaves at least eight teams looking for a new head coach to lead them to the promised land.