Sean Payton Announces His Retirement
Sean Payton has informed the New Orleans Saints that he is retiring, per Ian Rapoport.
This comes as shocking news to the NFL world. Sean Payton originally began his coaching career in 1989 as an offensive assistant for San Diego State. After spending a few years at the college level, Payton got his National Football League opportunity with the Philadelphia Eagles as their quarterbacks coach from 1997-1998. Payton was then with the New York Giants from 1999-2002, where he began as their quarterbacks coach in 1999 and was their offensive coordinator for his remaining time there.
From 2003-2005, Payton was with the Dallas Cowboys where he acted as their assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. Then from 2006 until now, Sean Payton was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. As a head coach, Payton went 152-89 in the regular season, and 9-8 in the postseason. He was a Super Bowl Champion and beat the Indianapolis Colts led by Peyton Manning, and in 2006 Sean Payton was named AP Coach Of The Year.
Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees were together from 2006 until 2020 when Brees, an absolute lock for the Hall of Fame on the first ballet, retired. Payton then went into 2021 with Jameis Winston as his starting quarterback and by the looks of it coached some of the mistakes out of the former Buccaneer gunslinger. The Saints had four different starting quarterbacks in 2021, and narrowly missed the playoffs. If that doesn’t tell you how great Sean Payton is, I don’t know what will.
It’s hard to say what the future holds for Payton. There’s no doubt he’d be amazing on television, and he could always return to coaching. However, as of now, he is retired from coaching.
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