Former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton retired, but could these three teams tempt him back into coaching?
Could Sean Payton ever return to coaching? He has said publicly that he wanted to step out of coaching in 2022, but does that mean he will do it forever?
According to Barry Jackson’s column on the Miami Heraldhe thinks there are three teams that might want Payton as their head coach.
That Dolphins were reportedly willing to hire him, but that didn’t happen, and Miami hired Mike McDaniel. Dallas and the LA Chargers are the other two teams Jackson mentions in his article, and all three could benefit if they could enlist him as their coach.
Payton is an excellent football coach who made the Saints a team that opponents feared. So why shouldn’t he be able to do the same in other franchises?
Could Sean Payton come out of retirement to train in Dallas, LA or Miami?
While McDaniel fans of the Dolphins should be excited, we all know how the NFL works. If a coach doesn’t find immediate success, a team might look elsewhere, and Payton would be the first man to call.
Payton wasn’t going anywhere when he came out of retirement. He would go to a place with a good roster who could match right away, or someone who would allow him to put together a roster without hesitation.
Dallas would be the best match for Payton of the three teams Jackson included. The quarterback situation is reasonable, they have a lot of playmakers, and after Jerry Jones showed his NFL draft pick, someone like Payton could help him step out of that role and let the coach do the work.
However, will Jones and the other front office folks be willing to relinquish that kind of control? Maybe if they’re desperate enough to win again.
As for Miami and the Chargers, if none of their coaches are working, they would give them that control. In my opinion, the Chargers would require a little more work, and while Miami has some playmakers, it would also take a little time.
Dallas has a solid roster that can match what they already showed last year. Adding Payton to the equation would make this franchise a success. He’s 152-89 overall and only 58 years old, so the Cowboys could invest in a long-term situation with him.
Payton is an excellent coach and he doesn’t need to steer clear of football so the Cowboys should jump in as soon as he decides to return to coaching or convince him to come out of retirement.
https://fansided.com/2022/07/15/sean-payton-rumors-cowboys-dolphins-chargers/ NFL Insider Predicts 3 Teams That Could Bring Sean Payton Out Of Retirement