Sean Payton, the most popular head coach in the coaching cycle, has reportedly agreed to join the Denver Broncos.
Broncos executives put their trust in Peyton to fix the franchise after the short-lived Nathaniel Hackett experiment.
Russell Wilson’s first season in Denver was a disaster leading to Hackett’s dismissal. The Broncos job was seen as tough, which explains why it took the franchise so long to convince Peyton.
However, the Broncos couldn’t acquire Payton for free, as they had to send draft rewards to the New Orleans Saints to acquire him. is as follows:
“Denver’s 2023 first-round pick, Sean Payton’s second-round pick next year, and the Saints’ 2024 third-round pick.”
of new orleans saints It had already said that Payton would seek draft compensation so he could take over as head coach outside of NOLA. This is because the former Saints coach was technically under contract with the franchise until the end of the 2024 season.
of denver broncos Sean Payton had to go all in because he was the best man. A Denver upset needs a proven head coach, and Payton certainly belongs in that category.
He has shown in the past that he can improve quarterbacks, as seen with Drew Brees, Jameis Winston and Tatham Hill.
Russell Wilson The quarterback himself wanted a Super Bowl-winning Denver head coach, so Peyton’s arrival would certainly be a boon.
Broncos Trade Grade: B
The Denver Broncos had no choice but to go all-in on Sean Payton this season.
They didn’t want another amortization season. So they had to send a first-round pick and trade a 2024 second-round pick for a third-round pick from the Saints.
The Broncos don’t have a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but they do have an elite coach who could very well improve their quarterback.
Sean Payton’s Saints Trade Grade: A+
The New Orleans Saints themselves didn’t have a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but they now have the 29th overall pick as Sean Payton goes to Denver.
Getting a first-round pick in return was big business for the Saints. They can now add quality players and help rebuild current head coach Dennis Allen.