NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos have agreed on a deal that would make Sean Payton the Bronco’s next head coach.

The Saints send Payton to Denver in return for the Bronco’s 2023 first-round pick and next year’s second-round pick. Denver currently holds the 30th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

In return, the Broncos receive Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints’ 2024 third-round draft pick.

The Sean Payton sweepstakes, which started earlier this month with the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, and Denver Broncos, has now ended with the Saints receiving that much-needed first-round draft pick.

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The announcement comes barely one year after Payton announced he would not be returning to coach the Saints for the 2022-23 season. In 15 years with the Saints, Sean Payton went 152-89 with the only Super Bowl win in franchise history.

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