Sean Payton is stepping down as Saints head coach, retiring

Sean Payton is stepping down as Saints head coach, retiring

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Sean Payton is stepping down as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
It is the end of an age of New Orleans Saints football, as long time head coach Sean Payton is stepping down.
Payton had actually remained in New Orleans because 2006. With Drew Brees as his star quarterback, the long-suffering NFC South group had its finest 15-year run in franchise history. Payton went 152-89 during the regular season, winning 7 department titles, making the NFC playoffs nine times and winning Super Bowl XLIV over the Indianapolis Colts at the end of the 2009 NFL season.
New Orleans stopped working to make the NFC playoffs in his first year without Brees at quarterback.

Payton had actually been in New Orleans considering that 2006. Payton went 152-89 during the regular season, winning seven division titles, making the NFC playoffs 9 times and winning Super Bowl XLIV over the Indianapolis Colts at the end of the 2009 NFL season.
The timing feels right for Payton to step down. While he would be a candidate to be the next head coach of the Chicago Bears or the Dallas Cowboys, Payton may end up working in an expert role, or vanishing off the face of the earth.

Sean Payton is retiring, per source.
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) January 25, 2022.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton steps down after 16 NFL seasons.
The timing feels right for Payton to step down. While he would be a prospect to be the next head coach of the Chicago Bears or the Dallas Cowboys, Payton may end up working in an analyst role, or vanishing off the face of the earth.

When it comes to what comes next for the Saints, it is easy actually: A lengthy restoring procedure. The Saints no longer have a franchise quarterback and have actually been up versus the income cap for several years. Without any long-term solution at quarterback throughout the division, it serves the Saints to welcome rebuilding in an effort to beat their 3 division competitors to the punch in the coming seasons.
Payton won prolifically in New Orleans, however it seems that dynastic run is pertaining to an end in 2022.

The expectation is that Payton will retire from the coaching profession.

Sources: Sean Payton has actually notified the #Saints that hes stepping away.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2022.