Sean Payton is set to become the next head coach Denver Broncos, According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. The New Orleans Saints And the Broncos have finalized trade compensation for head coach Sean Payton, According to ESPNClears the final hurdle for Payton to become Denver’s next head coach.
Adam Schefter Adds that trading calls San Francisco will send Denver’s first-round pick (30th overall) and a 2024 second-round pick to New Orleans for their 2024 third-round pick.
Payton, 59, last coached the Saints in 2021 but remains under contract, which is why a trade must be negotiated. The Eastern Illinois graduate’s NFL coaching career began in 1997 Eagles. His 15-year journey around the league covered three-quarters of the NFC East, excluding Washington, before his run as the Saints’ head coach in 2013.
While with New Orleans, he compiled a 152-89 record (.631 winning percentage) and a 9-8 record in the playoffs. The Saints won Super Bowl XLIV. He led the franchise after Hurricane Katrina before becoming embroiled in the 2012 bounty scandal. Payton was suspended for the entire season, making him the first head coach to be suspended in the modern era. The Associated Press named him Coach of the Year in 2006 after his team went 10-6.
Under the direction of Payton and, largely, quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans offense ranked second in points per game (27.5), first downs per game (391.4), first in third-down conversions (45.4%) and second in red zone conversions. (61.1%) from 2006-2021.
Russell Wilson struggled in his first season with Denver since being acquired in a trade with Seattle. He completed just 60% of his passes for 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and an 84.4 passer rating; All were 25th or worse across the league. Wilson went 4-11 as a starter, resulting in the firing of first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
No. 30 The overall selection has now changed hands on three separate occasions. It was originally dealt by San Francisco as part of a trade package before being sent to Miami 49ers To select quarterback Trey Lance. The Dolphins He then traded it to the Broncos in exchange for edge rusher Bradley Chubb. Now, it’s being sent to New Orleans as part of the Baton trade.
New Orleans was without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft following last year’s decision to acquire a second first-round pick from Philadelphia. As a result, the Eagles are ranked 10th. Denver is again without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Sea hawks As part of the Russell Wilson trade.