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The longest-tenured coach in the NFL, Marvin Lewis, has reportedly finally been fired by the Cincinnati Bengals. Lewis, who had turned in disappointing seasons for three consecutive years now, has finally seen his luck run out. In fact, after last season, he went from being reportedly fired, to in a stunning turn of events, being awarded a contract extension. 

Lewis has long been the butt of running jokes about how he could possibly still have a job. His relationship with ownership was just that strong and his leash was that long, something we don't often see in pro sports these days. 


There is no word whether or not Lewis will throw his hat in the ring for coaching jobs starting next season since plenty will be available, but it's surely possible. 


As for the Bengals job, it can be enticing to others, especially if you can land the type of job security Lewis had. The Bengals have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, although their defense didn't perform this year. Their offense was one of the best in the league for the first part of the season before the injury bug struck them hard, losing star receiver A.J. Green, Joe Mixon and quarterback Andy Dalton for stretches of the season.


Due to that, the Bengals will surely attract interest from potential suitors and it will be interesting to see who they choose to man the post that Lewis did for so long.


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