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Social media reactions to Marvin Lewis reportedly stepping down as Bengals head coach

Per Adam Schefter, this season will be Marvin Lewis’ last as the head coach of the Bengals. How did social media react? We’ve rounded up the best and most interesting social media takes.

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The news of Marvin Lewis reportedly stepping down as head coach of the Bengals at the end of the 2017 season hit hard.

Many Bengals fans had been waiting for the moment for years and were excited. Some fans were upset. Some former players had thoughts, too.

We’ve rounded up the best and most of-interest reactions to Lewis’ departure so you can read them all at once. Many fans are excited about the news, but let’s not forget all that Lewis has done for this team in his 15 years in Cincinnati. It’s fine to be excited, but let’s not forget the positive moments of Lewis’ career with the Bengals.

He’s the second longest tenured active coach in the NFL behind Bill Belichick of the Patriots and the longest-tenured coach in the Bengals’ 50 year history. It’s some sort of ironic misfortune that a losing season in the team’s 50th anniversary year would spell the end of Lewis’ time as the Bengals’ head coach.

For now, we don’t know what Lewis’ next move will be, but it surely will be interesting to see if he finds a new job in the NFL. Maybe he will be another team’s general manager. He surely has scouting talents, though his coaching ability has fallen off with his inability to get the Bengals over the hump.

As promised, here’s a roundup of social media reactions to Marvin Lewis’ decision to step away from the Bengals after the 2017 NFL season, starting with Chad Johnson, a former Bengals player who has made it known he LOVES Lewis.

Share your thoughts on Lewis’ reported departure in the comments!