Lewis’ previous contract, which was renewed after the 2010 season, was set to end after 2014.
“Marvin has earned this commitment for the job he is doing,” Bengals president and owner Mike Brown said. “We are one of only five teams to qualify for the playoffs the last three years, and our prospects are bright looking ahead.
“Marvin is driven to achieve more,” Brown added, “and we are happy to secure his leadership of our team beyond the coming season.”
Price per head services saw that in 2013, the Bengals went 11-5, and for the first time they were able to win a third AFC North title as well as making it to the playoffs for a third consecutive season. However, as the team have for all five of Lewis’ appearances in the playoffs, Cincinnati lost 27-10 to the visiting San Diego Chargers in the wild-card round.
With the extension, the coach enters 2014 coaching his 12th season, which is his record in the franchise. Pay per head sportsbooks know that Lewis is 90-90-1, including the playoffs, and his 90 wins are a record for the club.
Three weeks ago, Lewis confirmed to reporters in Indianapolis at the NFL combine that he and Brown were having discussions on a new deal, and pay per head sportsbooks can see that his extension is coming in the midst of concerns that the team is not making many moves in free agency.
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Cincinnati re-signed only three players four days into the free-agency period, and they lost another three to other teams and released two others. A fourth one – wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, will probably leave because the team isn’t expected to match the offer sheet with the Cleveland Browns, and pay per head sportsbooks would like to see what will ultimately happen with the player.