Reports: Saints request permission to interview Byron Leftwich, Aaron Glenn

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As the Saints move on from head coach Sean Payton, they have reportedly put out a couple of requests for head coaching interviews.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Saints have requested to interview Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn. And ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Lions requested Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.

Glenn has longstanding ties to the organization, as he played there in 2008 and was the defensive backs coach under Payton from 2016-2020. Last season was his first as a coordinator.

As for Leftwich, he’s been coaching against the Saints twice a year since becoming the Bucs offensive coordinator in 2019.

But Leftwich appears close to landing the Jaguars head coaching job — as long as Trent Baalke is out as G.M. If Jacksonville is unwilling or unable to meet Leftwich’s terms, New Orleans could swoop in and get him.

Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is also expected to receive an interview for head coach. He compiled an 8-28 record from 2012-2014 with the Raiders, but has done well as New Orleans’ defensive coordinator.

Payton stepped down from his position on Tuesday.

7 responses to “Reports: Saints request permission to interview Byron Leftwich, Aaron Glenn

  1. New Orleans is least desirable HC job in the league with no QB and a nightmare cap situation

  2. Maybe good for the Saints but not for the Bucs – another reason for Brady to consider retirement – new offense coordinator – maybe new defensive coordinator – tougher schedule……wish Byron well…………no matter where he lands.

  3. It will be interesting to see how long it takes and who they convince to take either the Saints or Texans gig..,,
    Those HC will either be heroes if they can win with those teams or lame HC just filling positions until the Cap and roster messes are fixed!

  4. Saints are not in a “nightmare” cap situation, that is a foolish statement made by folks who have no idea what they are talking about; the Saints can clear $80M in cap space without even cutting anyone. Yes, need to figure out QB, but let’s get a good HC first and let them find who they want.

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