Surprising Update Emerges on Dennis Allen's Saints Future

Isaiah De Los Santos
A surprising update has emerged on Dennis Allen's future with the New Orleans Saints.
A surprising update has emerged on Dennis Allen's future with the New Orleans Saints. / (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Dennis Allen's first year at the helm of the New Orleans Saints hasn't gone as hoped. A 6-9 record, combined with questionable handling of personnel and the team failing to fulfill its potential, has some fans claiming they've seen enough from the second-time head coach.

However, a surprising report has now emerged on Allen's potential future in New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints News

Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports "it would be a surprise" if Allen doesn't return as Saints head coach. This intriguing revelation comes with his predecessor, Sean Payton, involved in several rumors regarding his possible return to the NFL.

It's safe to say Allen hasn't done much to prove he's capable of being a successful head coach in the pros. He never won more than four games in his two full seasons with the then-Oakland Raiders and posted an abysmal 8-28 record overall before being fired after Week 4 of the 2014 campaign.

Things haven't gone much better in New Orleans. His elevation from defensive coordinator to head coach was expected to make the post-Payton transition much smoother. Instead, Allen's made several gaffes in terms of game management and usage of his star players, which has hurt the team.

Allen's struggles have kept the door open for Payton at the very least. The former HC could also help attract top talent based on the respect he's earned due to his Super Bowl-winning pedigree, allowing the Saints to rise quickly in an obviously vulnerable division.

New Orleans' head-coaching situation will surely be watched closely around the NFL this offseason as Payton contemplates a comeback.

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