New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has decided to take a break from his role as the team’s coach after staying 16 years with them. NFL Network first broke the news about Payton’s decision to step away from the esteemed role.

According to ESPN, Payton hasn’t decided to quit the job permanently but would be stepping away from the role for some time. He has been serving as the Saints’ coach for 15 seasons.

The last time he had a break was in 2012 when the management suspended him due to the bounty investigation. Several television networks have expressed a great deal of interest in getting him on board.

The 58-year-old still got three years left on his contract with Saints. He signed his latest extension in 2019. He could resume his coaching duties with the team if he wants to but would have to pay compensation in case he decides to coach another team.

Payton is widely regarded as the most successful coach in Saints’ history and considered one of NFL’s all-time great offensive minds. Together, he and Drew Brees led Saints to their first Super Bowl victory in 2009.

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