Sean Payton’s future with the New Orleans Saints has been in question all season long and after the team finished with their second straight 7-9 season, it seemed pretty clear that he would be out soon. Despite all that, Payton has stood strong and said that he will be staying with the team during a press conference on Wednesday.
It has been a rough couple of seasons for the Saints as they have failed to make the playoffs and have had one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Payton said during the press conference that he doesn’t see himself leaving New Orleans anytime soon.
Sean Payton: "This is where I plan on coaching and I can't envision" coaching anywhere else. #Saints
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He went on to say that he plans on finishing his career in New Orleans.
“I’m here as long as they’ll have me,” Payton said of his meeting with owner Tom Benson and wife, Gale.
In his nine seasons with the Saints, Payton has led them to three NFC South championships, five playoff appearance, their first ever Super Bowl championship in 2009, and an 87-57 record.
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