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Ex-NFL head coach Sean Payton left the sidelines after the 2021 season after 15 seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
He has landed a job as a studio analyst, a performance that Payton says he enjoys more than he initially thought.
however, the pull on the sidelines has not gone away.
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“I really enjoy what I’m doing now,” Peyton said on the “New Orleans.Football” podcast. “Perhaps more than I thought. If the right situation presented itself, Mike, I would certainly be interested. And there is no utopia, if you will, when it comes to teams. If I felt it was the right situation, I would an interest in that.”
While Peyton is enjoying his new off-game job, the Super Bowl champion’s coach still seems to have the itch to be on the sidelines.
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“This Past” game of the weekend against Tampa was the first time I had a version of FOMO . had [fear of missing out]Payton continued. “I was jealous of everyone who was there. Including random Bruce Arians on the sidelines.”
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Should Payton decide to return to coaching for the 2023 NFL season, he would jump straight to the top of the list for teams looking for a new face to the franchise.
In his 15 seasons with New Orleans, Peyton won 152-89, making the playoffs nine times and winning Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.
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He is the all-time leader in coached games, wins, and playoffs in New Orleans franchise history.
Payton was linked to the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins head coach positions during the off-season before taking a position with TUSEN as a studio analyst.
The Dolphins eventually hired Mike McDaniel as their head coach, and Cowboys’ head coach Mike McCarthy is in the third year of a five-year contract in Dallas.