This season is over and Sean Payton is stepping down as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Payton has been with the Saints since 2006 where he had a regular-season overall record of 152-89. In the postseason, he finished with a 9-8 record. Payton did get the franchise’s first Super Bowl Title in 2009 when New Orleans beat the Indianapolis Colt 31-17.
The door is not closed to Payton coaching somewhere else next season. However, if another team were to hire him, they’ll have to compensate the Saints since Payton is under contract until 2024, per reports.
Sean Payton is under contract through 2024 with the #Saints. If another team wanted to swoop it, they would need to compensate New Orleans. But that’s a conversation for next offseason. https://t.co/7v8gr8GW0c
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2022
Managing Editor of The Ball Out.