Broncos receive permission from Saints to interview Sean Payton

Broncos receive permission from Saints to interview Sean Payton

The Broncos have the Saints’ blessing to court docket Sean Payton.

Denver reportedly requested to interview the legendary former New Orleans head coach after the Broncos fired Nathaniel Hackett in late December, in response to a Saturday report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Payton, who spent 15 seasons as New Orleans’ head coach, retired after the 2021 season and at the moment works with FOX Sports activities. As a result of he’s technically nonetheless beneath contract with New Orleans, no in-person interviews between Denver and Payton can happen till Jan. 17.

Sean Payton may unretire and be again on the sideline as a head coach subsequent season.Todd Kirkland/Getty Photos

ESPN reported the 59-year-old would piece collectively an “all-star workers” if he decides to make an NFL return. A Payton workers would come with Vic Fangio – whose been a outstanding defensive coordinator for practically three a long time.

The addition of Payton may revitalize the Broncos – who’re 4-12 report and in final place within the AFC West. Denver closes its season Sunday at residence vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.

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