The Carolina Panthers interviewed Sean Payton for their coaching vacancy on
Panthers owner David Tepper has also interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive
coordinator Shane Steichen, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, New York
Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank
Reich, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, former Detroit Lions and
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell and Steve Wilks, who was the team’s interim head
coach this season, for the job.
The 59-year-old Payton is drawing plenty of interest from NFL teams with head
coaching openings. including the Denver Broncos.
Payton did not coach this past season, but the New Orleans Saints still hold his
rights. It’s unclear what type of draft pick compensation it would take from the
Panthers to lure Payton from their division rivals.
Payton won the NFC South seven times with the Saints and the Super Bowl in the
2009 season, amassing a 152-89 record in the regular season and a 9-8 mark in the