Bengals coach Marvin Lewis signs 1-year extension

Marvin Lewis

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they have extended head coach Marvin Lewis through the 2015 season.

“Marvin has earned this commitment for the job he is doing,” said Bengals president Mike Brown in a news release. “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, and we are happy to secure his leadership of our team beyond the coming season.”

Lewis, 55, previous contract was set to expire after the 2014 season.

The Bengals coach enters his 12th season in Cincinnati and is the second longest tenured head coach in the NFL next to New England’s Bill Belichick and the longest tenured coach in club history.

The Bengals went 11-5 in 2013 and won Lewis’s third AFC North Division championship.

“I’m blessed to continue to do a job I love here in Cincinnati, and with the Bengals organization,” Lewis said in the same release. “I truly appreciate the commitment by our management to continue to enable us to build an NFL championship team.”

Lewis is 90-85-1 in the regular season and 90-90-1 overall.

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