New Team Could Emerge in Sean Payton Sweepstakes

Adam Taylor McKillop
A new NFL team could emerge in the Sean Payton head coaching sweepstakes.
A new NFL team could emerge in the Sean Payton head coaching sweepstakes. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With the offseason ramping up for 28 of the 32 NFL franchises, a lot of attention has already been paid to notable head coaching vacancies throughout the league. There are a number of high-profile candidates available for open jobs with the Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos, but none bigger than Sean Payton.

Payton, the longtime and wildly successful New Orleans Saints coach is weighing his options for an NFL comeback after his brief retirement and one new team is reportedly entering the sweepstakes.

Having already been linked to the Broncos, Texans, Panthers and Cardinals, Payton has made his rounds. But, NFL insider Dianna Russini indicates there is an anonymous team "waiting in the wings" to make a move if they "get their ducks in a row."

It's unclear who exactly this team may be, but the rumors are already flying. Unless it's the Indianapolis Colts, this means there's an NFL team looking to still move on from their head coach, especially if it means bringing in Payton.

Some possible destinations include the Los Angeles Rams amidst Sean McVay's rumored departure or the Los Angeles Chargers. At this point, it's anybody's guess.

No matter where Payton wants to go, he'll have to get clearance from the Saints. The Saints are reportedly seeking at least two first-round draft picks as compensation for Payton's services as he remains under contract.

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