Sources have reported that the New Orleans Saints and Sean Payton have agreed to a five year deal for Payton to stay as the Saints head coach. There was an extension already in place, but the NFL rejected the deal since there was a stipulation that allowed Sean to part ways with the Saints if their general manager Mickey Loomis was no longer part of the organization.
According to the new contract Payton will be the highest paid coach in the NFL with a yearly salary of $8 million. Saints owner Tom Benson and Sean are working out the details and the NFL office still has to approve the deal, but it seems that the Saints and the “Who Dat Nation” will not have to worry about Sean going to the Dallas Cowboys.
There was rumor that he would have gone to Dallas to replace head coach Jason Garrett since Payton had plenty of time on his hands while he was serving his suspension and might be looking to leave the Saints. Yet Sean showed many signs that he still wanted to be part of the team. Sean was in the Saints box to see Drew Brees pass Johnny Unitas for the most touchdown passes in consecutive games.
As the Saints head coach, Sean has led the team to four playoff appearances and the team’s only Super Bowl title when the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Peyton has a record of 62-34 with the Saints.