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Payton, Saints closing in on a new contract

Sean Payton AP

The annual “this is Sean Payton’s last year with the Saints” rumors will be continuing, for at least the next few years.

In an interview that will be televised on Thursday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Payton said that he is close to finalizing a new contract with the team. Payton also said he envisions remaining with the Saints for at least the next four or five years.

Hired in 2006, Payton led the Saints to the Super Bowl XLIV championship. One of his first orders of business was to sign quarterback Drew Brees as a free agent.

Speaking of Brees, Payton said he has no concern about the quarterback’s contract, which currently has a cap number of $30 million for 2016. Payton expressed confidence that Brees and the team will work out an extension soon.

Perhaps even sooner than that, Payton will have an extension of his own.

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19 Responses to “Payton, Saints closing in on a new contract”
  1. floratiotime says: Feb 25, 2016 3:00 PM

    The coaches can get new contracts because they don’t fall under the salary cap. The players are out of luck since Drew got all the cash.

  2. doggeatdogg says: Feb 25, 2016 3:07 PM

    For a second there I thought ‘when did Manning get released.’

  3. liontuss says: Feb 25, 2016 3:09 PM

    Win the Super Bowl, hang on to respectability for a while, then lose the core because of one huge contract. Rinse, repeat across the league.

  4. hoops737 says: Feb 25, 2016 3:13 PM

    Woo hoo! Still a top 5 coach in this business

  5. bryantrulen says: Feb 25, 2016 3:16 PM

    2009, Its been 7 Years since Payton and his Saints have done ANYTHING in the playoffs, yet hes still talked about as a top 6-8 Head Coach… ?

  6. hoit624 says: Feb 25, 2016 3:22 PM

    25% of their cap going to Brees. Yeesh.

  7. jfcol says: Feb 25, 2016 3:25 PM

    If Payton ever wants to sniff a championship again, he’d better hope he stays on more than four or five years. It’s going to take that long to dig out of the cap mess and teach up a new qb. Oh, but Brees says he’s going to play until his mid 40s. We’ll see how that works out.

  8. boisestatewhodat says: Feb 25, 2016 3:25 PM

    Yea u Rite! WHO DAT!

  9. thefatlazygamer says: Feb 25, 2016 3:26 PM

    I bet there will be plenty of “poison pills” in this contract😉

  10. ariani1985 says: Feb 25, 2016 4:01 PM

    Will drew brees demand an explanation?

  11. usdcoyotesfan says: Feb 25, 2016 4:26 PM

    The most awesome play I ever saw was in the 2009-10 NFC Championship when Favre threw the losing interception into triple coverage instead of running 5 or 6 yards untouched into his kicker’s range.

  12. flannlv says: Feb 25, 2016 4:45 PM

    You have to love the jugheads who still think Brees has the highest salary in the league. One knucklehead said it counted for 25% of the cap. Math must not be his strong suit. Brees’ contract is $20mm. Cap hit is $30mm. It isn’t Brees’ fault how the team structured the salary. There are 5-6 other QB’s who are earning equal or more than Brees. Also, there are at least 25 teams who would want Brees as their QB.

  13. packmanfan says: Feb 25, 2016 5:33 PM

    Pathetic that they had to cheat to win it all which shows just how overrated Drew Brees really is.
    Poor guy can’t win on a team that plays by the rules.
    Oh well. Back to being the Taints now and forever.

  14. cptcavalier says: Feb 25, 2016 5:38 PM

    I have a new idea! Let’s have all the staff from HC to the water boy and everyone from the GM to the office manager be part of the salary cap too! Or we stop having a cap, start looking like the MLB and only 10 teams will really be able to compete for the players because the other 22 teams will be priced out. That way NFLPA can try to explain to their players how come all those jobs were lost! Players want guaranteed contracts (The real world people would like to have that too!) so that will destroy the cap and cause teams to keep old players on their teams since if they cut them they still have to pay them.

  15. boisestatewhodat says: Feb 25, 2016 5:56 PM

    Fitting that the following comment comes from someone who goes by ‘Packman Fan’. As in Packman Jones I’m sure…weren’t you proud of him in the divisional round. I sure was!

    Pathetic that they had to cheat to win it all which shows just how overrated Drew Brees really is.
    Poor guy can’t win on a team that plays by the rules.
    Oh well. Back to being the Taints now and forever.

  16. packmanfan says: Feb 25, 2016 6:39 PM

    boisestatewhodat says:
    Feb 25, 2016 5:56 PM
    Fitting that the following comment comes from someone who goes by ‘Packman Fan’. As in Packman Jones I’m sure…weren’t you proud of him in the divisional round. I sure was!
    ———————————————————————
    No. As in Green Bay Packers.

  17. lengai says: Feb 26, 2016 6:33 AM

    Saints won the Super Bowl in 2009. Packers the year after. Both teams have done about the same in the playoffs. 2010, 2011, 2013 the Saints made it to the playoffs.

  18. lengai says: Feb 26, 2016 6:36 AM

    Ariani needs to worry about the dynasty that never was.

  19. j0esixpack says: Feb 26, 2016 9:37 AM

    Smart move

    I always root for New Orleans

    They got screwed by Hurricane Katrina and then screwed by Hurricane Goodell in another fabricated scandal

    Peyton is a good coach

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