Saints and Payton reach contract extension deal
Well, now thats done, one less name for everyone to be clamoring for.
The New Orleans Saints' disappointing season will at least end on a high note by getting their head coach back for 2013. The team on Friday agreed in principle on a new contract with Sean Payton, according to a person informed of the progress of negotiations. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been signed and finalized. FoxSports.com initially reported that the five-year agreement was in place. "He's always been our head coach," Saints owner Tom Benson said, via The Times-Picayune. "I never had any doubt about that." Payton's original contract extension, which was signed in 2011, ran through the 2015 season. The NFL voided the deal because of language that would've prevented Payton to leave the Saints if general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended, fired or left the organization. It's unclear whether the wording in the new contract will be altered or deleted. The new deal would be subject to league approval once signed. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...nsion/1797397/
I'm trying//to let go//of maybe//but maybe's just so//very interesting//Oh, what a thing.
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Never thought anything but this would happen. The guy has one of the best qb's in the league, why would he WANT to leave a team he built from nothing that is still mostly intact and capable of long sustainable excellence? Not to mention He and Brees probably get whatever they want in that town after that SB win.