Sean Payton might not be on the field in 2022, but he’ll certainly still be around the game and calling the action.
On Friday, it was reported that the former New Orleans Saints head coach is negotiating with Fox Sports to become a broadcaster and quite likely replace Troy Aikman, who is expected to take his talents to ESPN>
Via the report:
“The former New Orleans Saints coach would team with play-by-play announcer Joe Buck if and when Troy Aikman finalizes his exit to either ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” or Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football.”
Fox will broadcast two of the next three Super Bowls. If the 58-year old Payton succeeds, he’d immediately leap to the top of sports broadcasting along with Aikman, Tony Romo of CBS Sports, and Cris Collinsworth of NBC Sports.”
Sources told FOS that Payton could expect a contract worth $10 million annually.
For his career, Payton has led the Saints to a record of 152-89 (63.1 percent), which includes nine playoff appearances and one Super Bowl title in 2009.