Drew Brees’ success owes much to Sean Payton _lowres

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) speaks with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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.

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