Sean Payton trending toward surprising decision?
from Larry Brown Sports, with Steve DelVecchio, and from www.yardbarker.com/YardBarker.com
Sean Payton has spoken with multiple teams about head coach jobs, and he does not appear to be in a rush to make a decision. Perhaps that is because he is not quite ready for a career change.
Payton interviewed with the Carolina Panthers on Monday, according to Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com. He has a meeting scheduled with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. Payton was expected to have a second interview with the Denver Broncos this week, but Duncan says that has been delayed.
Duncan, who is as plugged in as anyone with matters related to Payton, believes it could be a bad sign for interested teams that Payton is dragging out the process. That could be a sign that Payton is leaning toward remaining with Fox.
Latest update on Sean Payton: He completed his interview with CAR on Monday in Charlotte and will meet with ARI officials Thursday, as previously reported. His second meeting with DEN has been delayed.
IMO, the longer this goes, the likelihood of Payton staying at Fox increases.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) January 24, 2023
That is not the first we have heard of Payton possibly passing on all available coaching jobs. The 59-year-old has said he enjoys his gig working as an analyst for Fox, which is why he will likely wait for the perfect head coach opportunity. If he doesn’t view the Broncos, Panthers or Cardinals as the right fit, there will be plenty of interest in him again a year from now.
Payton has reportedly been recruited hard by one star quarterback, but it is unclear whether that has impacted his thoughts on coaching in 2023.
More on Russell Wilson wanting Sean Payton in place in Denver, and Wilson wants Payton to come to Denver, and he wants him now…..
The Denver Broncos have made it no secret that they badly want Sean Payton, and Russell Wilson is trying to do his part to help the team land its top head coach target.
from Larry Brown Sports:
Colin Cowherd said on “The Herd” last Thursday that he had dinner with Payton recently and discussed the Broncos job. One of the things Cowherd gathered is that Wilson badly wants Payton to coach him and believes the former Super Bowl champion can fix the issues the quarterback had in 2022.
“Most people understand the problem with Russell right now. He’s too isolated. He’s got this chiropractor and this throwing coach and his own office,” Cowherd said. “Though it doesn’t bother me, there is a sense that Russell is a little isolated from a lot of the young players and young receivers on the team.
“They believe in Denver that Sean can fix it. Russell Wilson has contacted Sean — legally by the way — through channels. He wants Sean Payton. He needs fixing. He knows he needs fixing.”
The Broncos were a total disaster under Nathaniel Hackett. They had one of the worst offenses in the NFL, and Wilson looked like his best football was ages behind him. Some believe that will scare Payton away from the Denver job, but Cowherd insists the 59-year-old has legitimate interest.
Denver has a new ownership group that is willing to spend big. That is important considering how much money Payton reportedly wants.
It makes sense that Wilson would want Payton as his coach. Payton is one of the best offensive minds in the sport. If anyone can quickly fix the issues the Broncos had this season, it is him.