Lewis and Bengals mutually agree to part ways after 16 seasons

Marvin Lewis out after 16 seasons as Cincinnati Bengals coach

Marvin Lewis is out after 16 seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals head coach.

The organization and coach have “mutally decided to part ways,” according to a press release from the team.

The Bengals wrapped up a third straight losing season with a 16-13 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. The Bengals finished 2-9 after a 4-1 start to the season.

Lewis signed a two-year extension after a disappointing 2017 season when many thought he would not return.

Lewis led the Bengals to seven playoff appearances during his tenure, including five straight trips from 2011-15, but Cincinnati went 0-7 in the postseason.

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Lewis, 60, was 131-122-3 with the Bengals.

The team will begin the search for a new coach immediately and expects the process to last several weeks.