Less than a year after hiring Nathaniel Hackett to be their head coach, the Denver Broncos are back in the market for a new one after firing him in December.
While the Broncos are considering several candidates to replace Hackett, one name is at the top of their list.
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That would be former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. Payton, 59, retired after the 2021 season. His name has surfaced in rumors all season, however, suggesting he may be looking to return to the NFL.
If that's the case, the former Super Bowl champ would certainly be in high demand. Payton enjoyed remarkable success during his 15-year run with the Saints, leading them to a .631 winning percentage during the regular season and winning a championship after the 2009 campaign.
Payton also has a reputation as one of the best offensive minds in the NFL, which would make him a perfect fit for Denver. The Broncos desperately need to improve on offense after ranking last in scoring in 2022, so Payton could be a quick fix in that regard.
Time will tell if Payton ultimately decides to come out of retirement or not. If he does, though, don't be surprised if he ends up in Denver.