Over and over again. Five games into the regular season, Payton is the subject of coaching rumors once again, this time after an ESPN report Sunday that the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts are among a group of teams that will inquire about Payton’s availability after the season.
Payton, who batted down similar reports about a potential move last season, said his feelings on New Orleans haven’t changed.
“I don’t know what else to say,” Payton said. “I love it here, I’m close to my children. I bought, just built a brand-new house here. You get tired of answering the questions, and yet, I understand you asking. And I’ll say what I’ve said before: This is where I see myself, and I’ve said that now for however many years.”
Any move for Payton would require a new team to compensate the Saints in some way.
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Payton is under contract for more than $8 million per year in New Orleans through the 2017 season.