NFL: Sean Payton intends to return to the sidelines

NFL: Sean Payton plans to return to the sidelines


Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will work as a TV analyst next season, but that doesn't stop him from considering a potential return as an NFL pilot .

Having tendered his resignation in January, the 58-year-old expects to return to lead the Goodell circuit one day. Only he cannot say whether it will be in Louisiana or elsewhere. Certainly, clubs will be interested in counting on him in the event of a return to the sidelines; in June, the Miami Herald newspaper reported that the Miami Dolphins wanted to bring him out of retirement by signing him to a five-year contract worth about $100 million. New Orleans also holds its rights until the end of 2024.

“Do I think I will come back later? Surely, he told USA Today daily. There is no way to predict which team will be. Usually, there are approximately six job openings per year. If it fits well somewhere, then everything will depend on several factors.

Payton won Super Bowl XLIV and has a career record of 152-89. He was at the helm of the Saints for 15 years and will work in the studios of the FOX Sports network this fall.