Report: Dolphins and Colts to Inquire About Sean Payton's Availability

Kyle Koster

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts will be among multiple teams to ask about Sean Payton’s availability after this season, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With the New Orleans Saints currently in a rebuilding mode, Payton’s name has surfaced as a high-profile target for next year.

There’s nothing to indicate Payton would entertain another offer. He still has two years remaining on his contract.

In eight-plus years with Saints, Payton has compiled a 81-51 record. His partnership with Drew Brees has been fruitful. But a 1-3 start after last year’s 7-9 campaign, combined with significant roster turnover, suggest a difficult road ahead.

Schefter points out Payton coached current Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell in both Dallas and New Orleans.

Friction between Chuck Pagano and Colts brass has been evident this year. It’s easy to imagine an offensive mind like Payton being attracted to the opportunity to mold Andrew Luck.

Payton has downplayed rumors like these in the past. The difference here is that, for the first time, the grass may be greener with another franchise.

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