Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Today Adam Scheftner reports that due to a clause in his contract Sean Payton's contract extension signed in September 2011 was void, making him a free agent for this coming off-season. What made the contract void was clause that stated that in the case where general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for his role in bountygate, Payton could walk away from the deal. Had it been valid, the extension would have kept Payton in New Orleans until 2015. But now with the contract void, the question remains, where will Payton be coaching in 2013? The fact that the perennial contender Saint's have struggled so much this season only makes Payton's contributions seem more impressive, and shows how vital he was to their success. There is of course the possibility that he will return to the Saints, the team that he helped build and to the city he helped bring hope to after Hurricane Katrina. However, he will likely be the most purused head coach since Bill Parcells or Jon Gruden in the early 20...
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