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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Suddenly Retires, Leaving the Team After Over a Decade

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Suddenly Retires, Leaving the Team After Over a Decade

Sean Payton, one of the NFL‘s longest-tenured head coaches, has reportedly told the New Orleans Saints that he’s stepping away from the team.

The 58-year-old has been the head coach of the Saints since 2006 and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2009. He’s also been to the playoffs numerous times with the team.

It’s unclear why he’s retiring, or why he waited weeks after the Saints season ended to make this decision. He still had time on his contract and was reportedly paid well, TMZ reports.

Allegedly, there is interest in Sean joining the broadcast booth to commentate on NFL games.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the news and added that the Saints will hold a press conference later today to discuss.

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