Report: Sean Payton to have second interview with Broncos this week

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Sean Payton met with the Broncos last week and it appears there’s more for the two sides to discuss.

Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Payton will have a second interview with the Broncos on Wednesday. It’s the first report of a candidate getting a second interview in Denver, although Mike Klis of KUSA reported late last week that the plan was to have one to three finalists back in for further conversations.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn interviewed with the Broncos last Friday to wrap up the first round of interviews for Denver. They’ve also spoken with their defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, former Stanford head coach David Shaw, Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh was withdrawn his name from consideration.

Payton has also interviewed with the Texans and he had a scheduled interview with the Panthers last Friday postponed. That meeting was rescheduled for Monday.

52 responses to “Report: Sean Payton to have second interview with Broncos this week

  1. KC will dominate that division for next 10 years, but 1/2 the NFL still goes to playoffs similar to NBA along with length of season. So at least he’ll get a wild card birth year after year.

  2. So if the Saints want at least a first round pick are the Broncos really going to further mortgage their future to hire Sean Payton?!

  3. I heard that the Saints want a least a 1st round pick for Peyton! That’s obscene! Was he leading every team he ever coached to a Super Bowl every year?! No! He struggled at the end of his tenure with the Saints to even make the 1st round of the playoffs! He wanted to start a TE at QB, if we all remember! We’ll eventually find out what the real price is, but the league has to step in at some point when coaches command more compensation than most star players! I understand it’s all market-driven, but some standard/system should be applied like the Rooney Rule, rookie pay scale, or something that normalizes coaches under contract moving to new teams.

  4. If Payton chooses the Broncos and Brady plays one more year and heads to Vegas ….that Division will be real interesting next year

  5. There are a lot of good candidates out there. But please stop bringing up Jim Caldwell. He did great in Detroit but he is 68 years old and been out of football forever. Let him enjoy his retirement.

  6. He’s a good coach. But it sounds like the price will be astronomical so expectations will be through the roof. He better be great because it’ll likely be a Gruden style deal where they’re stuck with him for like a decade, better or worse.

  7. If he actually does make Wilson look like 2019 Wilson then he deserves to be put in the HOF immediately

  8. The reality here is there aren’t going to be that many jobs he wants. Less than he imagined are available. These people can pay him what he wants and they will sideline George Paton and give Sean Payton full control. Question is what about the draft picks for the Saints? Denver has very little to offer.

  9. This Bronco fan says ‘pass on Payton” He had three consecutive back to back 7-9 seasons and his Super Bowl victory was 14 years ago. Additionally, the Broncs would have to give up some draft picks to get him.

    It seems to me Dan Quinn would do just as well in the crap shoot and the team won’t have to give up draft picks to snag him.

  10. My goodness. With what Denver is paying Russ and from what we hear Sean will be making, what, 20-25 million a year, brace yourself, the price of socks, crappy clothes, toilet paper, and dog food is going to double.

  11. The Broncos may be dumb. This guy can’t win with hof Brees with only to put bountygate on Favre. Desperation Broncos.

  12. ….Peyton will also interview them 2 times…Peyton has 1 more year with his contract with the Saints and also gets paid by Fox,so he doesn’t have sign this year if his terms are not met…

  13. The key to interviewing with the Broncos is explaining your plan to keep Russ from sucking again next year.

  14. Good for him I guess but I don’t get it. Saints want at least a mid first round pick as compensation. There goes the pick from the 49ers plus more. The team is in full rebuild mode with no draft picks and an overpaid, over the hill qb.

  15. 2 first round picks and 2 seconds.

    If Loomis takes less for SP than Gruden fetched, he should be fired for doing a “solid” for his boy.

  16. CHEEZ Now no Coaches want to join Broncos because it’s Russell fault for open his mouth trying recruit Payton to join Broncos. Russ, can you just shut up and let the General manger doing their job.

  17. Btw, guess who has the best road record in the NFL since 2006?

    That would be Sean Peyton and his “dome” team that “couldnt play on the road”.

    He is lightyears more accomplished than Gruden when Gruden got 2 firsts.

    That is a fact.

  18. Hey folks $20 mil a year for the ‘right’ guy to coach your team is pocket change in the NFL (or to the Walton family for that matter) because it doesn’t count against your salary cap.

    If Payton can get you to the playoffs most years and give you a shot at the SB say every 3 years he is worth it to the franchise (To say nothing of the owners egos. Every met a truly wealthy person? Most of them aren’t concerned about things like dollars and cents, they are concerned about one upping the person in the room that they compete with.)

    Oh and by the way ticket\merchandise prices aren’t going down whether the team pays the HC $20 mil a year or $5 a year.

  19. theoriginalsurferbob says:
    January 23, 2023 at 11:02 am
    My goodness. With what Denver is paying Russ and from what we hear Sean will be making, what, 20-25 million a year, brace yourself, the price of socks, crappy clothes, toilet paper, and dog food is going to double.
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    You apparently don’t realize that Walmart’s brand is having the lowest prices. They will match any lower price that you bring in from a competitor. There are plenty of things to criticize Walmart about, but potential price increases are not one of them.

  20. For those calling for Jim Caldwell to get a look you need to look at the BIG picture – Caldwell had an opportunity in Miami to be basically the Assistant Head Coach and quit because 1) the game has passed him by & 2) he clashed with Flores’s ill tempered personality. I personally like Jim Caldwell & he did a good job on Detroit but the game has changed & he’s just not cut out for it anymore.

  21. From what the team is missing to being willing and able to pay the price, I can’t see a better fit than the Cowboys.

    What does Jerry Jones think will be different next season?

  22. blueboxer1119 says:
    January 23, 2023 at 11:22 am
    2 first round picks and 2 seconds.

    If Loomis takes less for SP than Gruden fetched, he should be fired for doing a “solid” for his boy.
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    Gruden was coming off a season where he coached his team to the AFC Championship game. Payton’s last season coaching his team didn’t even qualify for the playoffs and had only seen the NFC Championship game once in the last decade.

  23. Just a cover story to make it seem like he didn’t have a dirty deal to coach the Cowboys.

  24. Two things to keep in mind with Sean Payton.

    He had Drew Brees as his QB almost the entire time he was in New Orleans.

    The Saints are already $52 million over the cap in 2023 and $30 million over the cap in 2024. How much did Payton contribute to that mess?

  25. wintercoates87 says:
    January 23, 2023 at 10:45 am
    If Payton chooses the Broncos and Brady plays one more year and heads to Vegas ….that Division will be real interesting next year
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    That’s what people said about this season, and it wasn’t interesting at all. Well, the failure of Wilson was kind of interesting, but I don’t think that’s what everyone meant.

  26. Quinn to DEN
    Payton to DAL
    Ryans to HOU
    Wilks to CAR
    Frazier to ARZ

    Still not convinced Staley is staying in LAC

    Also…Kellen Moore to some NFL team as a waterboy

  27. Purrfect fit. You’ll have two egomaniacs running the asylum. With Russ & Sean what could possibly go wrong. It’s delicious that it’s Wally world monopoly money.

  28. Good, I hope he gets that job because we know Fangio won’t be following him there.

  29. I personally think that Sean Payton is a good coach but the Broncos job would a humbling experience for him. Playing the Raiders no big deal. The Chargers are improving and if they can stay healthy go luck playing them twice a year. And finally Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes aren’t going anywhere and they would run Sean Payton and Russell Wilson into the dirt!

  30. So all the picks they traded for declining Wilson and now they will need to trade picks to the Saints for Payton? What will they have left? A guy who had ONE Super Bowl win with Brees and never had more than 1 playoff win in a season outside of that. He is no better than Mike McCarthy, who actually has more playoff wins and more NFC title game appearances than Payton.

  31. Saints want a high 1st round draft pick Peyton, whats Denver going to offer they gave all their drafts picks away to Seattle? Maybe they could offer the Saints all the parking revenue from Denver’s stadium for the next 5 years, cause that’s about all they have left to give.

  32. There’s a reason Charger’s Herbert who has the talent hasn’t been invited to the Burroughs-Mahomes-Allen party…all three of those guys have had great OC’s/offensive minded HC’s…Herbert is getting nowhere near the quality of coaching over the last 3 years, and this will have long-term implications on Herbert’s career. Ergo, I’m shocked the Chargers didn’t move on Peyton, didn’t even interview him. It’s rare to get a QB of Herbert’s caliber. My only guess is that Spanos, one of the poorest of NFL owners, didn’t want to pay Peyton what he’s going to command. So for a “few” bucks Spanos who now enjoys the $5B LA facility largely tax payer funded, is going to screw over Charger fans for the next 20 years; 10+ more of Herbert then another 10 or so searching for his replacement. Charger fans, your problem is Spanos; a bad combination, cheap and dumb.

  33. txdr says:
    January 23, 2023 at 1:01 pm
    So for a “few” bucks Spanos who now enjoys the $5B LA facility largely tax payer funded, is going to screw over Charger fans for the next 20 years; 10+ more of Herbert then another 10 or so searching for his replacement.
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    SoFi Stadium was built totally without taxpayer money. Stan Kroenke financed the entire amount.

  34. txdr says:
    January 23, 2023 at 1:01 pm
    There’s a reason Charger’s Herbert who has the talent hasn’t been invited to the Burroughs-Mahomes-Allen party…all three of those guys have had great OC’s/offensive minded HC’s…Herbert is getting nowhere near the quality of coaching over the last 3 years, and this will have long-term implications on Herbert’s career. Ergo, I’m shocked the Chargers didn’t move on Peyton, didn’t even interview him.
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    This article has nothing to do with Herbert, his place among other QBs, or the Chargers. You must be on the wrong thread.

  35. darthhelmut says:
    January 23, 2023 at 12:58 pm
    Saints want a high 1st round draft pick Peyton, whats Denver going to offer they gave all their drafts picks away to Seattle? Maybe they could offer the Saints all the parking revenue from Denver’s stadium for the next 5 years, cause that’s about all they have left to give.
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    The Broncos have the Dolphins 2023 first round pick as well as their own 2024 first round pick.

  36. Why would anyone with an IQ over 50 want anything to do with the dumpster fire that is the Denver Wilsons?

    Wilson is done. That franchise is doomed for the next 3-4 seasons because Russ has been exposed as the terrible, 1-trick pony of a fraud that he’s been for years.

    One Ring Dynasty!
    Forever 1-2!
    Should have handed it off!

  37. zoolanderferguson says:
    January 23, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Broncos will better than the Raiders next year.

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    “We” couldn’t agree more.

  38. sbc2556 says:
    January 23, 2023 at 10:38 am
    I heard that the Saints want a least a 1st round pick for Peyton! That’s obscene! Was he leading every team he ever coached to a Super Bowl every year?! No! He struggled at the end of his tenure with the Saints to even make the 1st round of the playoffs! He wanted to start a TE at QB, if we all remember! We’ll eventually find out what the real price is, but the league has to step in at some point when coaches command more compensation than most star players! I understand it’s all market-driven, but some standard/system should be applied like the Rooney Rule, rookie pay scale, or something that normalizes coaches under contract moving to new teams.

    Free enterprise is an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. I dont know of a better system.

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