Sean Payton ‘positively remains to be in play’ for Cardinals and Broncos head coach searches

Right here’s the most recent on the Sean Payton information cycle from NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, who joined the Pat McAfee Show on Friday to downplay rumor-mongering from some faux information accounts on social media and share what’s really being mentioned across the league as Payton seems for his subsequent job. The market appears to have cooled quickly on the previous New Orleans Saints head coach as groups get a greater concept of what it might take to drag him out of broadcasting with FOX Sports activities and get him on their sidelines.

The Carolina Panthers have hired Frank Reich, the Houston Texans are closing in on DeMeco Ryans, and each Payton and the remaining groups with teaching vacancies — the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos — are left attempting to determine issues out as different coach candidates like Jim Harbaugh and Dan Quinn take themselves off the market.

“So right here’s the place it stands,” Rapoport started, “Clearly (Payton is) not in play in Carolina. In Houston there’s no second interview scheduled, doesn’t really feel like there’s any momentum there. Arizona he was at (Thursday), feels like that went nicely, and as of proper now that’s nonetheless a risk and nonetheless in play.”

Rapoport acknowledged that there’s been grumbling over what it might take to amass Payton, with Cardinals proprietor Michael Bidwill having simply paid out large contract extensions to former coach Kliff Kingsbury and normal supervisor Steve Keim earlier than shifting on from each of them and hiring Monti Ossenfort as GM. All of that motion is dear, past Payton’s personal wage calls for, and the draft capital it might take to web his teaching rights from the Saints.

He continued, “I feel there’s curiosity. Arizona was concerned with Frank Reich, was concerned with Dan Quinn, not getting both of them. Sean Payton… we’ll see, however that will make some sense. And Denver, he has not been eradicated there. I do know they like DeMeco Ryans quite a bit. However he’s nonetheless in play there as nicely. So returning to FOX now, possibly, however he positively remains to be in play in two locations.”

Will both the Cardinals or Broncos pony up what Payton is in search of? Talks wouldn’t have gotten this far with no normal understanding of what the Saints are in search of in draft choose compensation, in order that’s not a difficulty. The issue is whether or not both of these groups are prepared to match Payton’s contract necessities and provides him the organizational management he’s in search of. Hopefully this may all wrap up quickly so we are able to discuss and write about issues which can be actual and materials, moderately than extra reviews and hypothesis about what might or might not occur.


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