Former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis interviews for top job with Texans

Posted at 7:43 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 19:52:00-05

Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has interviewed for the top coaching job with the Houston Texans, the team confirmed Wednesday night.

The Texans parted ways with head coach Bill O'Brien in October after a disappointing 0-4 start, and Romeo Crennel now serves as interim head coach.

According to Sports Illustrated, the Texans also interviewed former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell for the job.

In January, Lewis interviewed with the Dallas Cowboys but ultimately lost out to former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.

The Bengals cut ties with Lewis in 2018 after going 6-10 that season. Despite making the playoffs seven times, the Bengals under Lewis never won a postseason game.

Lewis holds the Bengals franchise records for longest and winningest coaching tenure (131-122-3). He also set records for playoff appearances and division titles during his 16 seasons with Cincinnati. In 2009, he was named NFL Coach of the Year.

Lewis, 62, has worked as a co-defensive coordinator at Arizona State since 2019.