Marvin Lewis has become the new Sean Payton.
For several consecutive years before last year, a Sunday Splash! report or two (or more) suggested that Payton would be leaving the Saints. And he’s still there.
In December 2017, it was reported definitively that Lewis will leave the Bengals after the season. And, of course, he’s still there.
Lewis, whose contract expired after 2017, ultimately signed a new two-year deal, continuing a relationship with owner Mike Brown that traces back to 2003. And now that 2018 is coming to an end, speculation once again swirls that this year will be the last year for Lewis in Cincinnati.
Two years ago, it was believed Marvin Lewis hoped to stay in Cincinnati long enough to allow his son, Marcus, to establish himself in the profession. Depending on where that currently stands, Lewis could decide that he can move on at 60.