Black Monday in the NFL has already opened five jobs around the league, and a few more could open.
New Orleans coordinators Dennis Allen and Pete Carmichael have already been mentioned by media as potential coaching targets.
A few former Payton assistants have earned head coaching jobs during the coach's 11-year reign in New Orleans, most notably Allen and Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone.
"I've always said, hopefully, you're hiring a good staff, putting together the right guys, which I think we've done here, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if clubs reached out with permission," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "To date, haven't heard of any yet."
Allen, obviously, has already been a head coach in Oakland.
Carmichael, on the other hand, has drawn a comparative lack of interest from teams around the league despite presiding over one of the league's most prolific offenses for a decade.
He interviewed with the Colts in 2012 for the job that went to Chuck Pagano and the Bears in 2013 for the job that went to Marc Trestman.
"I know Pete interviewed up in Indianapolis," Payton said. "It's just a matter of if they're looking for offense or defense. He's been a great coach for us, and I'm hopeful we're able to keep him. Yet, you understand that when you have success is coaches can move up and get promoted."