“He Won’t Be In Denver”: Sean Payton Latest Update Thrills Cardinals as Broncos Fear the Worst Is Near

Published 01/24/2023, 9:31 AM EST

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Sean Payton has suitors lined up one after another. The former New Orleans Saints head coach is coveted by many teams who want nothing more than to have him at the helm. Payton is without a doubt going to be highly coveted. Currently, teams in dire need of guidance are on his radar. And, the most recent addition to the list may have the Broncos worried.

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This season, the NFL world witnessed the downfall of many teams who looked like they were going to dominate. The Cardinals, for one, finished their season 4-13. Needless to say, Arizona would want nothing more than to turn around from this slump. According to NFL reporter Howard Balzer, they are meeting with Payton on Thursday. 

Sean Payton seems to be a very coveted man

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The Cardinals are in the middle of a huge transition of power with Monti Ossenfort as their new GM. While fans in Arizona will stay hopeful, other contenders will be on the edge. After meeting with the Panthers and Texans, the sought-after head coach is also scheduled to meet the Denver Broncos. The Broncos, who were supposed to be destined for greatness, had a season that failed to classify as mediocre.

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Broncos Nation will scream from the rooftops to have Payton on board. And the new information about the Cardinals’ meeting will not deter their optimism.

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The Broncos would not want Payton at the Cardinals’

Taking a page from their QB Russell Wilson’s book of extreme optimism, Broncos fans are sure that Payton will come to Denver. But Balzer does not think so. Replying to one fan who said the head coach won’t be leaving Denver, the reporter said:

This user adamantly believes that Payton is headed to the Broncos

Another user believes that Payton will find an abundance of reasons to deter his potential move to the Cardinals

One fan takes a shot at the Cardinals

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This user made an observation

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Sean Payton may be the most qualified individual on this year’s coaching carousel. Despite being under contract with the Saints after his 2021 retirement, the former HC looks keen on coming back. Although the location of the meeting with the Cardinals is not clear at the moment, it is undoubtedly a game-changer with regard to Payton’s potential decision. After firing Kliff Kingsbury, the position of a head coach requires filling and the Cardinals cannot do better than Payton. The NFL world will eagerly look forward to more updates on the matter.

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Anika Gomez

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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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