New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees weighed in on the Sean Payton situation currently surrounding the team and the city of New Orleans. When asked about the status Payton’s return Brees had this to say, “I’m very confident that Sean will be back here in New Orleans.”
While Brees is very confident that Payton will return to the Saints it is still up in the air. There have been reports saying that Payton and the Saints are far from a deal and it appears that Payton might test the market this off-season. However, there have also been rumors saying that Payton might not be able to test the market right away as a result of his season-long suspension. Either way, it is still unsure whether or not Payton will return.
It has to be encouraging for Saints’ fans when their star quarterback comes out and says that he is very confident about Payton coming back to the team. Brees and Payton have a very special relationship and I think they both feel that they have some unfinished business they need to take care of. With that said I think Brees should feel confident that Payton will return to the team.
The Saints have been playing great as of late and considering all of the turmoil they went through in the past off-season I think they have surprised many skeptics. I think Payton will return to the team next season because he loves New Orleans and New Orleans loves him as well. Furthermore, Payton has the leverage to become the highest paid coach in the NFL.
Only time will tell if Payton will come back to the Saints but Brees is confident that he will and I would have to agree with him. Payton and Brees are a great combo and if reunited I know the two will have something special in New Orleans.