Saints, Broncos agree on compensation to make Sean Payton Denver's next head coach


It appears as if Sean Payton has found his new team.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos are finalizing compensation that would allow the Broncos to hire Payton as their next head coach.

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The Saints, who still held the rights to Payton, will receive Denver’s 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 second-round pick. The Saints are sending the Broncos a 2024 third-round pick in addition to Payton.

Payton, 59, stepped down a year ago as head coach of the Saints and worked as an analyst with FOX this past season.

After taking a year off, Payton returns to a Broncos team that underachieved last season after making a trade for Russell Wilson.

In 15 seasons as head coach of the Saints, Payton had a 152-89 record, reaching the playoffs nine times and winning the Super Bowl in 2009.

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