Russell Wilson has been trying to get him as head coach by pinning his star to Sean Payton in a crazy NFL sweepstakes.
The Denver Broncos had an interview with Payton on Tuesday that reportedly lasted several hours. Payton has stepped out of this chatter with the Broncos “impressed” by the team’s new ownership group, led by majority owner Rob Walton and CEO Greg Penner.
The plethora of Walton/Bum groups have more than one foot in front of the competition to woo Peyton. Chief among them is the financial means of meeting the demands of his contract, which can reportedly reach up to $20 million to $25 million each year.
Coming into that fight was Wilson, according to radio host Colin Cowherd, approached Payton in a way that could only be interpreted as a recruitment attempt. “Russell Wilson contacted Sean, legally, by the way, through a channel,” Cowherd reported Thursday. “He wants Sean Payton. He needs fixing. He knows he needs fixing.”
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