Bengals sign head coach Marvin Lewis through 2019

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches the action from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed head coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year contract through the 2019 season.

Lewis will extend his Bengals-record head coaching tenure to 16 seasons in 2018. He is the winningest coach in Bengals history with 125 victories.

“Marvin Lewis has been an important member of the Cincinnati community and the Bengals family for the past 15 years, and we are happy to have reached this agreement,” said Bengals President Mike Brown. “Marvin has made significant contributions during his time here. While recently we have fallen short of our expectations, we have full confidence in Marvin to re-establish winning football in 2018.”

“My family and I are very grateful for the opportunity to stay in Cincinnati and continue my career with the Bengals,” said Lewis. “My job is to win a World Championship. We have a talented roster full of veteran leaders and emerging young stars, and I am committed to making the necessary improvements to put this team in the best position to win.”

During his tenure, Lewis had led the Bengals to the postseason seven times.