Player Page

Marvin Lewis | Center

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (59) / 9/23/1958
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Bengals owner and president Mike Brown thinks the team can "quickly rebound" under Marvin Lewis.
Brown was largely encouraged by late-season wins over the Lions and Ravens, and he seems to think the team was a bit unlucky despite issues throughout the roster. "We lost a handful of games that were games we could’ve, should’ve won," Brown said. "And if we had managed to win our share of those, we would’ve been out of that middle group of teams." Despite Brown's optimism, the Bengals have several roster holes to fill, especially along the offensive line. Jan 20 - 10:43 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Bengals signed coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year extension through 2019.

After appearing to finally be on the outs after 15 years in Cincinnati, Lewis instead returns after likely winning some concessions from owner Mike Brown. Lewis had been talking as if he had to be convinced to stay, instead of vice versa. It's another strange chapter in a coaching career that's included seven trips to the postseason but zero playoff victories. Lewis can coach competent football — his teams have posted nine or more wins six times in nine years since 2009 — but at least so far, his style of play has come with a hard ceiling. There's little reason to believe the Bengals will finally find the next level in 2018.
Jan 2 - 5:18 PM

Marvin Lewis said he and the Bengals have mutual interest in extending their relationship.

Lewis made the statement in a shoulder shrug of a press conference in which he answered essentially zero questions about his future. Still, this comment suggests there is a real chance Lewis sticks around as the head coach -- he shot down rumors about a front office job. This situation will hopefully be resolved early this week.
Jan 1 - 1:05 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski reports the Bengals and coach Marvin Lewis have yet to make a decision on his future with the organization.

Lewis reportedly met with team president Mike Brown on Monday, but they left the meeting without coming to a resolution. Owczarski reports the two sides may wait until Tuesday to make the final decision. Lewis said he would likely to continue coaching on Sunday night but added the decision is "complicated."
Jan 1 - 10:30 AM

Speaking after Sunday's season-ending win, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis insisted he could still be back for the 2018 season.

Lewis has appeared to have one foot out the door, but claimed that was not the case. Lewis did say the situation was more complicated than owner Mike Brown simply asking him to return. It appears all parties involved have some soul searching to do. Lewis is one of the most important figures in Bengals franchise history, but the tea leaves suggest he will not be back for a 16th year as head coach.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:24:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marvin Lewis is planning to leave the Bengals after this season to pursue other opportunities.

Lewis was already in lame-duck status, so this is a mutual parting. The Bengals have been trending toward moving on since owner Mike Brown didn't extend Lewis going into 2017. Lewis has a .525 winning-percentage (123-111) but is winless in the playoffs and looking at consecutive losing seasons. He won't be back in Cincy, but Lewis could draw offseason interest as a retread.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Profootballtalk reports a "near mutiny" forced Bengals coach Marvin Lewis to fire OC Ken Zampese.

A source tells PFT's Mike Florio multiple players wanted Zampese gone, including A.J. Green, who called out the playcalling following Thursday's loss. Promoting Bill Lazor to offensive coordinator is a step in the right direction, but Lewis is clearly feeling pressure after embarrassing losses to open the season. Already in lame-duck status, Lewis could be on the hot seat if he doesn't turn things around.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 07:44:00 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis (blood clot) has already returned to the Bengals and will coach Friday's preseason opener.

Lewis had a blood clot in his ankle but got it treated and returned to work Tuesday night. He has a 118-103-3 career coaching record and is 0-7 in the playoffs.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is dealing with a blood clot in his ankle.

Per NFL Network's Stacey Dales, Lewis wanted to coach through the issue, but needs "bed rest." Lewis is taking medication to break up the clot. He should be back later this week.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is missing time with a "minor health issue."

It's believed to be a leg ailment. Per the team, Lewis could be back as soon as "later this week." At this point, there's no reason not to take the team at its word. It shouldn't have a major effect on Bengals camp, as Lewis is more of a CEO-style coach, letting his coordinators and coaches handle the nitty gritty.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Contract-year Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn't expecting an extension.

Lewis signed a one-year extension almost a year ago to the day. He said in January he would like another, though he now claims it's "not really a subject that's on my mind." North American coaches almost never head into the final year of a deal without an extension. Lewis has been in lockstep with owner Mike Brown since 2003, but perhaps Brown's patience is finally wearing thin.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said it's not "crucial" for him to sign a contract extension this offseason.

Lewis said he was hoping for an extension last month but so far there hasn't been any progress. "I don’t think it’s critical or crucial," said Lewis when asked about an extension. "If things work out we would look to do that." Lewis has yet to win a playoff game in his 14 years in Cincinnati. Heading into a contract year, 2017 could be make-or-break for Lewis.
Source: bengals.com
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he's hoping for a contract extension.

Heading into his 15th season with the Bengals, Lewis' contract is up at the end of 2017. "We’d like to agree to something at some point," said Lewis. "It puts, I think, everybody’s mind at ease going forward for their futures." Despite seven postseason appearances, Lewis has never won a playoff game as a head coach. After missing the playoffs for the first time in five years this season, 2017 should be a make-or-break year for Lewis.
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he plans to coach the team in 2017.

This should put the retirement "rumors" to bed. There is still a chance the organization decides to move on after the Bengals' first playoff miss since 2010, especially considering Lewis' 0-7 mark in the postseason, but Lewis will likely be back on the sidelines next season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:08:00 AM

ESPN reports Bengals coach Marvin Lewis expects to be back for the 2017 season.

Ex-Redskins TE Chris Cooley, now a radio talking head, for some reason started a rumor Lewis was planning to retire after 14 seasons. It's not true, though it doesn't mean Lewis is guaranteed to be back with the Bengals. Lewis is wrapping up the Bengals' first losing campaign since 2010. Infamously, Lewis is 0-7 in the playoffs as a head coach, but is probably unfairly maligned. As organizations like the Jaguars and Browns can attest, it's not just hard to find a Bill Belichick, but even a Marvin Lewis.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 06:02:00 PM