"I think he's more than qualified," Lewis said, according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com. "I think he's been in a couple of difficult situations (in Oakland and Cleveland), and that's tough, and it hasn't broke his way. But I think he's an excellent football coach, he's a great motivator, he's detailed. So I think he deserves an opportunity, if not here, somewhere else."
After working under several different titles in Cincinnati from 2012-15, Jackson rejoined the Bengals in mid-November as a special assistant to the head coach.