Saints trade Sean Payton to the Broncos for a 2023 first-round pick and two additional picks
Denver Broncos will trade a 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 second-rounder to the Saints for Sean Payton and a 2024 third-rounder, according to Adam Schefter.
The Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson will now have a person that can fix last year’s mistakes. This is a huge win for the Broncos.
Under Payton’s leadership, the Saints made the 2006 NFL playoffs after a 3–13 season in 2005 and advanced to their first NFC Championship appearance in franchise history. Because of this effort, Payton won the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award. Following the 2009 season, the Saints won their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. In 16 seasons with the Saints as head coach, Payton helped guide the team to three NFC Championship games (2006, 2009, and 2018), a victory in Super Bowl XLIV, and nine total playoff berths with seven division titles, making him the most successful coach in Saints franchise history.