Rumors linking Sean Payton to his former employer — the New Orleans Saints — surfaced Tuesday morning.
The Super Bowl winning coach was spotted in New Orleans. The picture of Peyton meeting someone immediately went viral and football fans couldn’t stop speculating.
Payton wants to get back into coaching, which led to some surprise if the Saints were interested. That rumor was debunked earlier this afternoon.
“Sean Payton is in New Orleans for a business commitment. Nothing to do with the Saints. Continue…” Saints reporter Jeff Duncan said,
Payton is a top candidate for several different openings, with the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers expressing interest, but it’s unclear whether he’ll return to coaching this season.
It’s possible Payton could return to the booth for the 2023 campaign and then explore his NFL options next year.
Will Payton be coaching in the NFL when the 2023 season starts?