During the FOX pregame ahead of the NFC Championship game on Sunday, Sean Payton addressed the question that everybody wants to know the answer to.
Payton has interviewed with multiple teams over the past couple of weeks, but most recently had a seven-hour discussion with the Arizona Cardinals.
“I think in the next week we’re going to know a lot more.”
“I think in the next week we’re going to learn a lot more.”
“There are handful of things that are taking place for these coaches (other candidates) and myself.”
Sean Payton says the NFL hiring process is now taking longer and he’s still in the running for open jobs. pic.twitter.com/BJz6WbqpJc
— Bo Brack (@BoBrack) January 29, 2023
As of now, it seems like the Cardinals are the front runners to land the Hall of Fame coach next season. The Denver Broncos are there in close second.
More from Sean Payton and his viewpoint on the situation.
"What are we doing here? Coach Payton, 'sup?'" – @PSchrags@SeanPayton gives us the latest on all things… Sean Payton ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/1zv5rBdEyU
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 29, 2023
However, there is still a high possibility that Payton stays with FOX as an NFL analyst if none of the landing spots seem attractive.
With the news that quarterback Kyler Murray is not expected to return until the halfway point of the 2023 season, it is definitely unsure if Payton wants to take that chance on Arizona.
But, like he said, we will likely have answers by the end of next week.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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