If Sean Payton decides he wants to coach next season, the Saints will need to work out a trade. So, what can they get in return for him? NFL insider Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated answered that question in his latest mailbag...
A great head coach is almost always worth more than a first-round pick, with the exception being that the first-round pick is a franchise quarterback. (If, for example, I was running the Jaguars in 2021, I wouldn’t have traded the first pick for any coach, since Trevor Lawrence was there.) So the chances someone thinks Payton is worth a first-rounder? In the new NFL, where first-rounders aren’t valued like they used to be? Pretty good, I’d say.
Does he come back?