After 16 years amounting to zero playoff wins, Bengals fans rejoiced when their team finally relived Marvin Lewis of his duties on Monday.
That joy has soon dwindled with the news that they may replace him with a man who has won three only times in his last 40 games as head coach in the NFL.
The Bengals brought Hue Jackson in as a special assistant to Marvin Lewis earlier this season after being fired by the Cleveland Browns in October. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport, with Lewis now gone, the team will interview Jackson for the vacant position.
On Lewis’ way out, he vouched for Jackson to replace him, saying “I think he’s more than qualified. I think he’s been in a couple of difficult situations [in Oakland and Cleveland], and that’s tough, and it hasn’t broke his way. But I think he’s an excellent football coach, he’s a great motivator, he’s detailed. So I think he deserves an opportunity, if not here, somewhere else.”
Seems like Marvis Lewis is gone and yet still finding a way to hurt the Bengals.