Saints, Sean Payton agree to 5-year contract extension

Kristian Garic
September 15, 2019 - 1:23 pm

The New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton have agreed to a five-year contract extension.  The news was first reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. 

This puts the yearly Payton to the Dallas Cowboys rumor to rest.  

Former Saints offensive lineman and WWL's voice of the Saints Zach Strief said this is "very good day for Saints football."

"This is a no brainer for the Saints to keep one of the most talented coaches in football for the foreseeable future," Strief said. "I believe this is full proof that Sean is totally on board for life after Drew and that is a good thing for Saints fans. Sean has always said that stability within the organization, willingness to invest in anything necessary to win, and a culture of leadership from the top gives very few organizations the chance to win. And we are one of those organizations. Shows how much he values those things and also just how good of a job Gayle Benson has done since taking the reigns." 

The deal will keep Payton in New Orleans through 2026.  The financial terms of the contract are not available.  

Payton has been with the Saints since 2006 and guided the franchise to its first Super Bowl win in 2009.

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