ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos held an introductory news conference Monday for new head coach Sean Payton.
Payton agreed to terms to become the club's 20th head coach, signing a five-year contract Friday.
Payton had an average record of 10-6 in his 15 seasons as head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
The Broncos had to trade away their first-round (No. 29 overall) draft pick for 2023 and second-round 2024 draft pick to get the rights to Payton from the New Orleans Saints. The Saints also gave their third-round 2024 selection to the Broncos.
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Sean Payton introduced as Broncos head coach
"Sean Payton is an outstanding leader and Super Bowl champion with a brilliant offensive mind,'' Greg Penner said about his first head coach hire as Broncos owners and CEO. "He shares our commitment to winning championships for Broncos Country and we’re excited to welcome him as our new head coach."
"Sean knows how to build a championship culture with high expectations. He coaches with intensity and attention-to-detail while setting and maintaining high standards. Sean pours his heart and soul into winning with preparation, creativity and a genuine love of the game."
The Broncos' head coaching search lasted 36 days, from the time Nathaniel Hackett was fired on Dec. 26 to when the Broncos acquired Payton in a trade from the Saints on Jan. 31.
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