Sean Payton Negotiating Contract With Fox Sports To Edge Out Troy Aikman

Sean Payton Negotiating Contract With Fox Sports To Edge Out Troy Aikman

An NFL analyst job for Fox Sports, reportedly former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton may move into the role for the 2022 season. According to Front Office Sports' Michael McCarthy, Fox and Payton are in negotiations for Joe Buck to replace Troy Aikman as broadcast partner. According to NBC Chicago's Logan Reardon, Payton's $9.8 million salary with the New Orleans Saints in 2021 makes him the third highest paid head coach in the NFL. Payton signed a five-year extension with the Saints in 2019.

The Saints hired Payton as head coach in 2006. After missing the playoffs this season by a 9-8 record, Payton announced he was walking away from the Saints. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Payton may return to coaching with another team after closing the 2022 season. 

Source: Bleacher Report