The Bengals today signed head coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year contract extension, running through the 2014 season.
Lewis has led the Bengals to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, including 2011, and to three postseasons overall, with two AFC North Division championships.
Coming off a playoff finish last year, with a solid coaching staff and good young players, continuity at the top gives us our best chance to do well, said Bengals president Mike Brown. We are excited about the teams prospects and happy to have completed this process with Marvin before the 2012 preseason schedule begins.
Lewis is in his 10th season as Bengals head coach, already the most in franchise history. He ranks third in the NFL in longest current tenure with one team, behind only Philadelphias Andy Reid and New Englands Bill Belichick. The Bengals are one of only 10 teams, less than a third of the NFL, to have reached the playoffs twice in the last three years. They also are in a minority of teams...