In the past offseason, there was much talk about the retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Bradywhich never happened, Aaron Rodgers also generated that topic of conversation and stayed with the Green Bay Packersthe one who did say goodbye was Ben Roethlisberger with the Pittsburgh Steelershowever, probably the most notorious departure was not of a QB, that honor belongs to the then head coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton.
Sean Payton’s career with the Saints
Payton not only led the Saints to win their only Super Bowl against Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts in the XLIV edition, he is also the maximum winner of games as head coach in the history of the franchise, which he led for 14 seasons, and is also a true symbol, along with Drew Breesof the “Jazz City”.
However, at his exit press conference with the Saints, Payton admitted that he would rest for a while and that he did not rule out returning to work as a head coach in the NFL, which, according to reports, could happen as early as next season.
Why is Payton looking to work with the Cardinals or Chargers?
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano, Payton would be interested in two teams to coach and they are the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargersessentially because they have defined franchise quarterbacks on their roster in Justin Herbert and Kyler Murray.
The problem is that despite having the most important players on their roster, the teams have not produced what is expected because in the case of the Chargers Brandon Staley will be in his second season with the Southern California team and is at risk of not reaching the postseason despite having one of the most complete rosters in the NFL, and for the Cardinals, Cliff Kingsburythe 4-7 record has him on the tightrope.