After stepping away from the sidelines after the 2021 season, a big-name coach has his eyes on a pair of groups to teach subsequent season.
Sean Payton reportedly is trying on the Los Angeles Chargers and Arizona Cardinals as candidates he’d coach in 2023.
The previous New Orleans Saints head coach is eyeing these groups, as their quarterback conditions for each the short- and long-term futures with Justin Herbert and Kyler Murray, appear fairly intact. Murray not too long ago signed a five-year extension, whereas Herbert is within the third season of his rookie contract, however it’s laborious to think about the Chargers would let the previous sixth general decide simply stroll away.
There’s a catch for each L.A. and Arizona although – Payton, though not teaching, remains to be technically under contract by the Saints. Subsequently, which ever group doubtlessly reels him in must give the Saints some form of compensation – the 58-year-old has two years left on his deal.
Payton has beforehand mentioned that he could be joyful to return to teaching subsequent season, “if the right situation presented itself.”
Payton resigned because the Saints head coach in January, stating that teaching was “not the place my coronary heart is correct now.” However he by no means dominated out a return.
“I nonetheless have a imaginative and prescient for doing issues in soccer,” Payton mentioned on the time. “And I will be sincere with you, that is likely to be teaching once more in some unspecified time in the future.”
Payton started his profession as a head coach with the Saints in 2006 after serving as an assistant coach to 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 divisional title in his inaugural season.
Simply 4 years later, he would information New Orleans to the group’s first Tremendous Bowl victory with a win over the Indianapolis Colts.
In his 15-seasons as head coach, Payton boasts a 152-89 report within the common season and a 9-8 report within the postseason.
The Saints have amassed seven NFC South titles below Payton’s management.