Sean Payton is stepping away from the NFL.
According to Nick Underhill, Saints HC Sean Payton is retiring.
This has been rumored for weeks and finally started picking up steam in the past few days.
Payton had been on vacation for more than a week and not responding to anybody, which is not unheard of for somebody on vacation. He clearly used the time to decide if he wants to return or step away for a year.
The 58-year-old led the Saints to a record of 152-89 (63.1 percent), which includes nine playoff appearances and one Super Bowl title in 2009.