Payton is the first candidate to interview twice with the organization as Denver looks to rebound from a disastrous 5-12 campaign. The 59-year-old has also interviewed with the Houston Texans and will speak with the Carolina Panthers on Monday.
In addition to Payton, other Broncos candidates include defensive coordinators Ejiro Evero (DEN), Dan Quinn (DAL), DeMeco Ryans (SF), and Raheem Morris (LAR), as well as former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and former Stanford head coach David Shaw.
Payton became a legend in New Orleans, coaching the Saints from 2006-2021. Across his 16 seasons in the Big Easy, the California native compiled a 152-89 regular season record with nine postseason appearances, including a victory in Super Bowl XLIV.
In Denver, Payton’s number one priority would be fixing a Broncos offense, led by quarterback Russell Wilson, that finished the 2022 campaign ranked dead last in points per game (16.9).
New Orleans, who still owns Payton’s rights, wants at least one first-round pick in any potential deal.
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