Sean Payton is set to become the next head coach. Denver Broncos, According to CBS Sports’ NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. of New Orleans Saints And the Broncos completed a trade for head coach Sean Payton. According to ESPNPayton clears the final hurdle to becoming Denver’s next head coach.

Adam Schefter Adds the business call A first-round pick for Denver will be sent to San Francisco (No. 30 overall) and a 2024 second-round pick for a 2024 third-round pick to New Orleans.

Payton, 59, will last coach for the Saints in 2021 but is still under contract, which is why a trade must be negotiated. The Eastern Illinois graduate’s NFL coaching career began in 1997 Eagles. His 15-year run in the league included three-quarters of the NFC East, not including Washington, before his run to become the Saints’ head coach in 2013.

During his time with New Orleans, he compiled a 152-89 record (.631 winning percentage) and a 9-8 record in the playoffs. The Saints were victorious in Super Bowl XLIV. In the year He led the franchise in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina before being caught up in the 2012 bounty scandal. Payton was suspended for the entire season, making him the first head coach in the modern era to be suspended. The Associated Press named him Coach of the Year in 2006 after his team finished 10-6.

Led by Peyton and, mostly, quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans’ offense is second in points per game (27.5), first yards per game (391.4), first in third-down conversions (45.4%) and red zone conversions. (61.1%) from 2006-2021.

Russell Wilson struggled in his first season with Denver after being acquired in a trade with Seattle. He completed just 60% for 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and an 84.4 passer rating. All ranked 25th or worse in the league. Wilson finished 4-11 as a starter, leading to the firing of first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

The No. 30 overall pick has now changed hands on three separate occasions. He was originally held by San Francisco before being sent to Miami as part of a trade package he agreed to. 49 To select quarterback Trey Lance. of Dolphins He then sent him to the Broncos in exchange for edge rusher Bradley Chubb. Now, he will be sent to New Orleans as part of the Payton trade.

New Orleans was without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft following last year’s decision to acquire a second first-round pick from Philadelphia. The Eagles hold the 10th overall pick as a result. Denver is without a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after sending their own. Seahawks As part of the Russell Wilson business.

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