Payton is stepping down as head coach of the Saints, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.
Payton, 58, leaves the Saints with an overall regular-season record of 152-89 and a postseason mark of 9-8, including one Super Bowl victory and the 2006 AP Coach of the Year award, in 15 seasons.
Saints owner Gayle Benson confirmed the uncertainty in New Orleans on Tuesday when she said “I don’t think any of us know” what Payton’s future with the team is.
Sources: Sean Payton has informed the #Saints that he’s stepping away.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2022
Saints castoff Eli Apple, who if history is a guide will soon cost the Cincinnati Bengals dearly in the playoffs, attacked New Orleans fans, food and Coach Sean Payton in a series of tweets. https://t.co/BCfsPsbGi3
— FOX 8 New Orleans (@FOX8NOLA) January 24, 2022