The New Orleans Saints may need to hire a new coach, as Sean Payton reportedly is yet to commit to returning for the 2022 campaign.
There are still several openings for head coaches across the nfl. Well, could one more be opening up here in the near future? While the New Orleans Saints faithful expected Sean Payton to be with the team for the long haul, it looks like that may not be the case.
According to nfl insider Ian Rapoport, Sean Payton has not decided as to whether or not he’ll return to the sidelines next fall. Could Payton really decide to step away from the team?
Sean Payton may not return to the Saints next season
This feels like a bit of a surprise, doesn’t it? Things have felt pretty strange for the Saints after Drew Brees retired. This past season, New Orleans had high hopes of Jameis Winston powering the team to the postseason, but the veteran signal-caller tore his ACL early on in the campaign.
While the Saints still had a shot to get into the postseason, New Orleans couldn’t get the job done to grab the last NFC Wild Card spot. Now, this team is hoping a strong offseason can get themselves in a position to try and get back to the playoffs, hopefully with a fully healthy Winston too.
However, things will truly get complicated if Payton decides to step down from his role as head coach. He means so much to the fanbase and organization, helping the team win the Super Bowl back in 2009 over Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Payton has been with the team since 2006. Will he back next campaign? New Orleans fans will be sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for that answer to arrive.