Marvin Lewis’ extended stint in Cincinnati has lastly come to an end.
The Bengals on Monday fired their head coach after 16 seasons with the group, the group launched Monday.
BREAKING: #Bengals and Marvin Lewis have mutually decided to half strategies after 16 seasons.
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— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 31, 2018
“I want to thank the Bengals’ organization, the fans and the city of Cincinnati for their support,” Lewis talked about. “I regret I haven’t been ready to current them with the No. 1 purpose of being world champions.
“I additionally wish to thank our gamers, coaches and group staff for his or her effort and professionalism over the previous 16 years. A whole lot of positive individuals have gone via this constructing in that point, and the group is healthier for all of them having been part of it.”
Lewis, 60, ends his stint as the second-longest tenured head coach inside the league. He was employed by Cincinnati in January 2003 and went 131-122 on the helm, though he posted a disappointing 0-7 postseason report.
His 131 career victories are primarily essentially the most in group historic previous and tied for 24th in NFL historic previous. He moreover helped Cincinnati seize 4 AFC North titles.
The Bengals closed out the season with a 16-13 loss to the Steelers on Sunday, ending the yr 6-10.