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Sean Payton Is Reportedly Closing In On New Job

A closeup of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton wearing a black visor.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton looks set to have a new job for the 2022 NFL season.

Per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Payton is closing in on a deal with Fox Sports. He's expected to be a studio analyst for the network.

Marchand is also reporting that Payton will be on both “Fox NFL Kickoff and "Fox NFL Sunday" each week. The former is the network's Sunday morning show, while the latter is the network's top pregame show.

Payton has also been drawing a lot of interest from Amazon Prime Video for its "Thursday Night Football" pregame show, per Marchand.

This will be Payton's first gig since he stepped away from coaching the New Orleans Saints at the end of the 2021 season. He coached the Saints for 15 seasons and finished with a 152-89 regular-season record.

He also led the Saints to a Super Bowl championship in 2009 over the Indianapolis Colts.

He could coach again down the line but for now, he'll be taking his football expertise to television.