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Now that Sean Payton’s coaching career with the New Orleans Saints is reportedly over, what might he do next?
That will certainly be a question that Payton will answer (or perhaps avoid) at his 4 p.m. EST press conference, but we may already have an idea.
Or at least someone already has ideas for Payton, including a television network gig, per Luke Johnson of NOLA.com. Not surprising since former coaches often make the best NFL analysts.
“It is not yet clear what the future has in store for the 58-year-old Payton, though he has been rumored to be a top target for a lucrative on-screen position with one of the major broadcasting networks,” Johnson wrote.
While the report didn’t specify which network, it doesn’t matter. It’s not likely to be just one anyway. And if Payton is just taking a break from coaching, well, there’s likely no better place to stay relevant than on TV.
Basically, being in the ears and in front of the eyes of those who hire coaches never hurts. That’s especially true when someone is paying you a lot of money to just talk about football on TV.