The Jets announced on Thursday they have interviewed former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis for their head coaching vacancy.
Lewis has also interviewed for the Lions and Texans jobs as he’s drawn more interest this coaching cycle.
The Jets full candidate list includes:
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (Requested)
- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy (Interviewed)
- Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll (Requested)
- Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley (Requested)
- Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham (Signed extension with Giants)
- Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn (Requested)
- 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (Scheduled)
- Arizona State defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis (Interviewed)
Lewis, 62, was hired as the Bengals’ head coach back in 2003 and spent 16 seasons with the team before being fired after the 2018 season.
Lewis did not actively pursue another NFL head coaching job after the Bengals let him go following the 2018 season, preferring to take a step back from football. He landed with Arizona State in a special advisor role to HC Herm Edwards and has been in that position the past two years.
In total, the Bengals compiled a 131-122-3 (51.8 percent) record under Lewis, including seven trips to the postseason but no playoff wins.
We’ll have more on the Jets coaching search as the news is available.