Sean Payton is set to become the next head coach of the Denver BroncosAnd According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. the New Orleans Saints And the Broncos finalized trade compensation for head coach Sean Payton, According to ESPNremoving the final hurdle of Payton becoming Denver’s next head coach.
Adam Shifter Adds that business calls Denver’s first-round pick from San Francisco (No. 30 overall) and the 2024 second-round pick will be sent to New Orleans for its third-round selection in 2024.
Payton, 59, last trained with the Saints in 2021 but is still under contract, which is why a deal has to be negotiated. Eastern Illinois’ NFL coaching career began in 1997 with the Eagles. His 15-year journey through the league covered three-quarters of the NFC East, minus Washington, before he took over as Saints’ head coach in 2013.
While with New Orleans, he compiled a 152-89 record (. 631 winning percentage) and a 9-8 record going into the playoffs. The Saints were victorious in Super Bowl XLIV. He led the franchise through the fallout from Hurricane Katrina before being caught up in scandal in 2012. Payton was suspended for the entire season, giving him the honor of being the first coach in the modern era to be suspended. The Associated Press named him Coach of the Year in 2006 after his team went 10-6.
Under the direction of Payton and, largely, quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans offense ranks second in points per game (27.5), first in yards per game (391.4), first in third down conversion (45.4%) and red zone conversions (61.1%) ) from 2006-2021.
Russell Wilson has struggled in his first season with Denver since being acquired via trade to Seattle. He completed only 60% of his passes for 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and an 84.4 passing rating; All are ranked 25 or worse across the league. Wilson went 4-11 as a starter which eventually led to the firing of first year head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
The 30th overall selection has now changed hands on three separate occasions. It was originally held by San Francisco before being sent to Miami as part of a trade package that allowed the 49ers To select quarterback Trey Lance. the dolphins Then he sent it to the Broncos in exchange for rusher Bradley Chubb. Now, it is being sent to New Orleans as part of the Payton trade.
New Orleans was without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after the decision to obtain a second first-round pick from Philadelphia last year. As a result, the Eagles are ranked 10th overall. Denver again without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after being sent to the Seahawks As part of the Russell Wilson trade.
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