Sean Payton confirms that he has spoken with Broncos

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons
Getty Images

On or after January 17, the Broncos will conduct an in-person interview with former Saints coach Sean Payton. Appearing Sunday on Fox, Payton confirmed the news.

He also said that he already has spoken with the owner of the Broncos.

“Denver’s the first team, and I was able to have a conversation with their owner — and that’s kind of the protocol,” Payton said. “So it’ll go team to Saints, and then the interview process can’t officially begin until the 17th of this month. . . . So that’s really where it’s at.”

The league decided that Payton won’t be available for in-person interviews until January 17th, because he’s considered to be a current employee of the Saints — even though he really isn’t.

It remains to be seen where he’ll coach next. Payton was asked whether any team is off the board, including teams in the division (e.g., the Panthers).

“I don’t think that’s the case,” Payton said.

Which means Payton is potentially in play, in places well beyond Colorado.

4 responses to “Sean Payton confirms that he has spoken with Broncos

  1. Broncs should go for Jim Harbaugh. They won’t have to give up any draft choices or wait for the 17th. All they have to do is buy off his salary for a few million bucks. Further he’s used to the colder weather where as Payton has suggested he wants to play in a warmer climate.

  2. Harbaugh over Payton. Harbaugh has won on every level with different teams. Payton was pretty good when Drew Brees was his QB. Not so much without.

  3. I don’t think Sean like having unwatchable QB on the team. He know that unwatchable QB DON’t listen coaches.

  4. why does the Media fawn over a guy who walked out on his Contract? If SP wants to Coach he needs to Coach the Saints, period!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.