Bengals coach Marvin Lewis just got another year added to his contract.
The Bengals announced on Friday that Lewis has signed a one-year contract extension, which puts him under contract through the 2015 season.
NFL coaches hardly ever go into the final year of a contract. Teams almost always either fire a coach if they’re not confident that he’s the right man for the job in the future, or extend him for another year so he doesn’t become a lame duck. Now Lewis has that extension.
Lewis is the winningest coach in Bengals franchise history. Before Lewis arrived, the Bengals had missed the playoffs 12 straight seasons. Under Lewis they’ve been to the playoffs five times, including each of the last three years. But Lewis has yet to win a playoff game. That may be what he has to do in order to get another contract extension, beyond 2015.