Following the Denver Broncos, the Arizona Cardinals have also secured permission from the New Orleans Saints to interview Sean Payton for their vacant head coaching position.
The NFL Network learned the matter on Wednesday. Remember that NFL teams interested in the services of the 59-year-old man cannot call him for an interview before next January 17.
Payton has resigned as head coach of the Saints in January 2022, explaining that it was time for him to move on to another stage in his life. He has since indicated that he would like to be back at the helm of a Goodell Tour team in 2023.
He was in charge of the New Orleans club from 2006 and went 152-89, leading his team to Super Bowl victory in 2009. Payton also led the team in 17 playoff games, winning nine of them.
The Cardinals fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury last Monday. The squad maintained a 4-13 record and took last place in the National's West Division in 2022. The “Cards” have missed the playoffs three times in four seasons under their last driver.