The Sean Payton interview tour will proceed this week, this time with the Arizona Cardinals, in line with multiple reports.
This may be Payton’s fourth interview this offseason after the previous New Orleans Saints coach met with the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans. The one crew with out a head coach Payton hasn’t met with but is the Indianapolis Colts.
Arizona is a gorgeous touchdown spot for Payton due to the crew’s stability at quarterback and common supervisor. The crew locked up Kyler Murray this previous offseason, although he’ll be recovering from an ACL tear suffered earlier this season. The Cardinals also recently hired former Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots govt Monti Ossenfort because the crew’s latest GM.
But are the Cardinals the best landing spot for Payton? There are nonetheless quite a lot of uncertainties on the roster and it is unclear how a lot management Payton can be searching for in shaping the crew. Payton may choose a crew both with extra veterans (just like the Broncos) or extra ambiguity and thus extra room for molding (just like the Panthers or Texans). Arizona additionally performs within the always-competitive NFC West, which is a a lot more durable division than, say the NFC South (which Payton coached in for years) or the AFC South.
It’s going to value lots to get Payton as nicely. Any crew would probably have to give the Saints at least a first-round pick for the flexibility to rent him. Payton additionally reportedly wants a four-year deal value $20-25 million per season.
There may be additionally the ever-looming possibility that the Dallas Cowboys head teaching job opens up after Mike McCarthy failed to steer the crew additional within the playoff. Although, Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones reiterated after the divisional loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday that his religion in McCarthy hadn’t modified after the defeat.
Within the interim, although, Payton may have his alternative of groups he’d be keen to teach subsequent 12 months.