NFL Denver Broncos set to rent ex-Saints HC Sean Payton

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There might be no Sean Payton on Fox Sports activities subsequent season, he has discovered a brand new place to educate. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Payton would be the Denver Broncos’ subsequent head coach. The Broncos and Payton’s former staff, the New Orleans Saints, finalized compensation.

The Saints will obtain the Broncos’ 2023 first-round decide (No. 30 general) and their 2024 second-round decide for Payton and the Saints’ 2024 third-round choice, according to ESPN, citing sources.

This comes after Denver reportedly tried to rent San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, based on NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Nonetheless, Schefter mentioned the timing was “coincidental.”

Did Schefty know?

It appeared Schefter might have recognized one thing yesterday, primarily based on his look on the Pat McAfee Present.

Life post-Hackett

Following the disastrous Nathaniel Hackett season of 2022, Payton could have the honour of fixing one of many worst offenses within the NFL. He coached a brief, ageing Drew Brees so perhaps that have will assist him get the very best out of a declining Russell Wilson.

Due to that big $245 million greenback contract, the Broncos are caught with Wilson long-term, although at occasions he performed so poorly in 2022 that he regarded like he didn’t belong within the NFL. His lifeless cap hit doesn’t get underneath $30 million till 2017, so reducing him isn’t possible for some time.

It’s protected to imagine that Payton might be handsomely compensated as effectively — in any case, the Broncos possession is the Walton-Penner (learn: Walmart) householdhowever he’s not leaping right into a state of affairs ready-made for a Tremendous Bowl. The Broncos want fixing, so he had higher carry his onerous hat and lunch bucket.