Saints coach Sean Payton retires after 15 years
Sean Payton's storied career with the Saints is over. Payton will step down as Saints coach,
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Payton, 58, leaves the Saints with a 152-89 regular-season record and
a 9-8 postseason record, one Super Bowl win and the 2006 AP Coach of the Year award.
"Honestly, I don't know what's next," Payton said during a press conference on Tuesday. Then I call my agent, Don
[Yee], and say, 'Don, did you hear anything?' Because I haven't heard anything.' That's fine. I think I'd enjoy it and be good at it.
So, stepping outside in the cold today and being uncomfortable professionally is fine. Mr. B [late owner Tom
Benson] always said "retirement is overrated." So, yeah, I still have a vision for doing things
in football and, to be honest, that might be coaching again at some point.
It's not this year, but it's not where my heart is right now. No way."