According a conversation with CBS Sports Zach Gelb, Lewis said that he is doubtful that he would return to a head coaching role in the NFL, and that he is fine with his new role as an adviser for Arizona State under head coach Herm Edwards, who also was a head coach in the NFL.
“I don’t think so. I’m fine” Lewis said (via Yahoo’s Shalise Manza Young).
Lewis, 60, posted a 131-122-3 record during his lengthy tenure as head coach of the Bengals, which ranks him as the most winningest coach in franchise history, and he is heavily credited with turning around a long-suffering franchise upon his arrival.
Despite his success in the regular season, Lewis posted a 0-7 record in the playoffs, a big reason why he was finally let go.
“The other team ended up with more points,” Lewis said. “You become an NFL coach for one thing, and that’s to win the championship – and we were unable to do that. That’s the unfortunate part.”