JP Finlay of NBC Washington, citing multiple sources, reports that former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis could be a top candidate for the Redskins’ head-coaching job.
- Finlay mentions that Lewis is said to have a solid relationship with team owner Dan Snyder and other members of the organization.
- Alex Marvez has heard from multiple sources that Lewis is a “strong contender” for the Redskins’ job and may have even already interviewed with Dan Snyder in the Bahamas.
Other names such as former Panthers HC Ron Rivera and Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy have been mentioned in connection to the Redskins’ job.
On Friday, Finlay reported that Snyder has been working with a select group of football advisers to determine the franchise’s next steps.
One report said that the Redskins could look to keep Kevin O’Connell in place as their offensive coordinator, given his work with rookie QB Dwayne Haskins.
Lewis, 61, was hired as the Bengals’ head coach back in 2003 and spent 14 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 this year.
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.