The Cincinnati Bengals hired Mavin Lewis not long after he made a name for himself with the 2001 Baltimore Ravens, and haven’t looked back — or elsewhere — since. Lewis has been the Bengals head coach since the 2003 season and that will be something that continues through the 2015 season. According to the Bengals official Twitter account, the team has given Lewis an extension through this season and next season.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) March 14, 2014
Lewis has been one of the most secure coaches in recent NFL history as he is currently the longest tenured head coach working today, next to Bill Belichick. That link to Belichick isn’t to be taken lightly, as the Bengals have stood by Lewis for over a decade and he’s provided a new era in the franchise for them.
He won’t be around forever, and continued failures in the first-round of the postseason has defined his legacy for now, but he’ll at least be trying to bring a title to Cincinnati through the 2015 season.