After stepping off the bench following the 2021 season, a big-name supervisor has his sights set on a few groups to teach subsequent season.
Sean Payton is reportedly eyeing the Los Angeles Chargers and Arizona Cardinals as candidates he would coach in 2023.
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The previous New Orleans Saints head coach is eyeing these groups, as their quarterback conditions for each the near- and long-term future with Justin Herbert and Kyler Murray, look fairly intact. Murray lately signed a five-year extension, whereas Herbert is on the third season of his rookie deal, however it’s arduous to think about the Chargers would let the previous sixth general choose go away.
Nonetheless, there’s one drawback for each LA and Arizona: Payton, whereas not teaching, remains to be technically beneath contract with the Saints. Subsequently, whichever workforce brings him in ought to give the Saints some kind of compensation – the 58-year-old has two years left on his contract.
Payton has beforehand mentioned he could be comfortable to return to teaching subsequent season, “if the fitting scenario arises.”
Payton stepped down as head coach of the Saints in January, stating the coach was “not the place my coronary heart is correct now.” However he has by no means dominated out a return.
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“I nonetheless have a imaginative and prescient to get issues accomplished in soccer,” Payton mentioned on the time. “And I will be sincere with you, he may be teaching once more in some unspecified time in the future.”
Payton started his head teaching profession with the Saints in 2006 after serving as an assistant coach at a number of different groups within the league. With the addition of free agent Drew Brees, Payton led New Orleans to its first playoff look in six years with a 10-6 report and a division title in its inaugural season.
Simply 4 years later, he would lead New Orleans to the workforce’s first Tremendous Bowl win with a win over the Indianapolis Colts.
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In his 15 seasons as head coach, Payton boasts a 152-89 common season report and a 9-8 postseason report.
The Saints have amassed seven NFC South titles beneath Payton’s management.