Just days after the Bengals locked up offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, there is a possibility they could lose defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
In Zimmer's four seasons as coordinator, the Bengals' defense has finished in the top half of the NFL each year including two top-10 rankings. The Bengals spent a couple of weeks this season as the league's top-ranked defense.
"If Mike gets an opportunity, that would be fantastic," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said at his end-of-the-season news conference, "and we’ll do nothing but be very supportive of him and any opportunity he gets a chance at.”
Defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle would likely get promoted to defensive coordinator if Zimmer left for a head-coaching job.