Former Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis Reported Front-Runner To Become Next Coach Of Redskins

The Washington Redskins are looking to emerge out of an era of mediocrity, and are apparently trying to do so with a prospective coach who is the quite literal face of mediocrity.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is a front runner for the job in D.C.

Lewis served as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach in Washington in 2002, leaving for Cincinnati in 2003 where he would stay for a seemingly long overdue tenure of 16 years, going 131–122–3 (.518).

With other candidates such as Ron Rivera, Lincoln Riley and Mike McCarthy available, it remains to be seen if a tired Redskins fanbase could be energized with a hire like Lewis.