Reports: New Orleans Coach Sean Payton ‘Stepping Away’ From Position With Saints

Jan 25, 2022, 12:31 PM

Sean Payton - Taysom Hill - New Orleans Saints...

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton talks to New Orleans Saints Quarterback Taysom Hill (7) during warmups before the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons on November 28, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – New Orleans head coach Sean Payton will reportedly step away from his position with the Saints, ending a 15-year run with the franchise.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Sean Payton is alerting his coaching staff about his decision to step away as the head coach.

Payton started coaching in 1988 as an offensive assistant at San Diego State. He then became the running backs and wide receivers coach for Indiana State for two seasons. After stops with Miami (OH) and Illinois, Payton made the jump to the NFL in 1997 as the QB coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He held the same position with the New York Giants in 1999 before being promoted to offensive coordinator.

In 2003, Payton left to be the assistant head coach and QB coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Payton became the head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006. As the head coach, Payton compiled a record of 152-89 in the regular season, 9-8 in the postseason and 161-97 for his career. He led the Saints to one Super Bowl, beating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.



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Reports: New Orleans Coach Sean Payton ‘Stepping Away’ From Position With Saints