Quarterback Russell Wilson would especially like the Denver Broncos to make Sean Payton their next head coach.
The formation of Colorado, however, is not the only formation to have shown interest in the ex-pilot of the Saints of New Orleans. According to information from the ESPN network, the Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans have obtained permission from the Saints to negotiate with the 59-year-old man.
Wilson’s first season with the Broncos didn’t go exactly as planned. Leading his team to a poor 5-12 record, he collected no less than 55 quarterback sacks in 15 games and amassed only 16 touchdowns and 3,524 yards by air.
The FOX Sports network reported that Wilson contacted Payton to try to convince him to move to Denver. The 34-year-old center is said to be well aware of the facets of his game that he needs to improve, and he believes that Payton is the right man to help him get back to his former form.
The latter resigned in January 2022 after his 15th campaign at the helm of the Saints. He went 152-89 and led Louisiana to a Super Bowl title in 2009.
Payton also held various positions behind the bench for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
As for them, the Broncos fired Nathaniel Hackett on December 26, just 15 games after he took charge of the team.