Changes are coming for the Cincinnati Bengals.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier that Marvin Lewis is planning on moving on from Cincinnati at the end of the season.
One overlooked part of the report was that most of the Bengals’ assistant coaches’ contracts will also expire at the end of the season, and the front office has been unwilling to extend the contracts of them.
Schefter reports that some of the assistant coaches are frustrated with the way they are being paid as well, which could reflect on performance.
The Bengals have declined to give contract extensions to their assistant coaches, and some are unhappy with the way they have been treated financially, sources said.
Amid the uncertainty and potential change, the Bengals are likely to undergo a major overhaul to their coaching staff. Some assistants could wind up staying, but many are expected to leave along with Lewis.
This potentially could lead to the Bengals clearing house after this season and allowing whoever they bring in as their next head coach next season to come in with a new set of assistants.
While this could be frustrating for the current assistants, it is consistent with how the league usually works when new head coaches are hired.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments if the assistant coaches have a right to be mad and if any of them should be back next season.