All eyes in the NFL are on New Orleans as the coaching carousel starts to hit full speed.
Saints head coach Sean Payton has repeatedly rebuffed suggestions that he might leave this offseason by saying that he sees himself in New Orleans in the future.
But Payton rebuffed a question about his future plans on Sunday and rejected any follow-up queries in Sunday’s post-game press conference, mere hours after a flurry of reports that general manager Mickey Loomis might be willing to let Payton pursue his options this offseason.
Based on reports around the country, Payton is expected to draw interest from the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, with the New York Giants a possibility if Tom Coughlin decides to retire. Any move for Payton would come at a price; New Orleans has the coach signed through 2017 at more than $8 million per year.
With so many national reports swirling, it’s hard to keep track of it all, but here’s a one-stop shop for everything written at this point on Monday morning.
- Saints hope Sean Payton stays the course after finishing off the season in style with a win over Atlanta
- Underhill: Until Sean Payton’s status is settled, it’s impossible to know where the Saints will go from here
- Rabalais: What Saints coach Sean Payton didn’t say Sunday spoke volumes — and could mean change is on the way
- Saints expected to let Sean Payton explore options
- 49ers, Eagles expected to show interest in Payton
- Payton is the domino that will dictate where other coaches land
- Saints would seek second-round pick for Sean Payton
- Colts thinking big if they move on from Chuck Pagano