To lead the squad in 2023, the Denver Broncos have selected their next head coach. The Broncos will depend on Sean Payton to help them become a successful organisation once again.
The Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints will compete on Tuesday to be the team’s next head coach. Sean Payton was chosen as the winner among a number of contenders, including Dan Quinn, Jim Harbaugh, DeMeco Ryans, Raheem Morris, Ejiro Evero, Jim Caldwell, and David Shaw. Greg Penner, the CEO, George Paton, the general manager, and Condoleeza Rice were on the hiring committee.
According to Ian Rapoport, who broke the news first, the Broncos will trade the Saints a first-round selection in 2023 and an early pick in 2024.
In his first season as the team’s general manager, Penner has hired his first head coach with the help of Paton, who the Broncos CEO said he would rely on “heavily” during the hiring process. The Walton-Penner Family Ownership now fully controls all areas of the team’s operations after sacking Nathaniel Hackett after just 15 games as the Broncos head coach.
Payton has a 152-89 record as a head coach, which was a deciding factor in the Broncos’ choice to employ him. Additionally, the former Saints coach had a Super Bowl victory during his stint in New Orleans. Payton has the qualities that the Broncos management was seeking for in a coach with a track record of victory.
After the Broncos’ 5-12 team season in 2022, Payton will start to put together a staff that will support him in bringing back the winning culture that late owner Pat Bowlen wanted for the organisation. In their current postseason absence since 2016, the Broncos have a 35-63 record with a bottom-ten offence. Payton’s job will be to work with quarterback Russell Wilson to improve the Broncos’ offence, which finished worst in almost all key statistical categories in 2022.
Denver has more crucially shown it can compete with clubs in the AFC West, but they have had trouble finding ways to win games. One advantage Sean Payton has as the head coach of the Denver Broncos is that he doesn’t really have to worry about attempting to change the team’s locker room culture since Justin Simmons and Wilson have established themselves as major leaders. Payton has to make significant cultural changes, and those changes must directly impact the performance on the field.
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