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Saints star skeptical that Sean Payton will stay retired from coaching

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan doesn’t think Sean Payton will stay retired and thinks he’s planning to head for a big market.

Sean Payton’s decision to step away as head coach was the end of an era for the New Orleans Saints.

Just remember, every ending is a potential beginning somewhere else.

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is thinking that way when it comes to Payton’s future in the NFL. He doesn’t think he’s done with coaching, calling his move a “sabbatical” when he appeared on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.

Cam Jordan doesn’t think Sean Payton is retired for good

“With Sean, you never know,” Jordan said. “You’re talking about a guy who has always had the plan. He plays chess, not checkers. So in my mind, he’s going to a bigger market.”

Those words should have Dallas Cowboys fans and fans from other large market teams perking up their ears.

Payton is one of the most successful head coaches of the century in the NFL. He led the Saints to victory in Super Bowl XLIV and amassed a record of 152-89 during his 15 seasons in charge. Most NFL teams would see him as a desirable coach.

The Cowboys have struggled to find the right head coach to lead them back to the promised land. It hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice that Payton was an assistant head coach in Dallas before getting the Saints job in 2006.

Whatever Payton does, Jordan sounds like he’ll respect the decision.

“We’ll see what happens. But seriously, with what Sean has given to the Saints, what Sean has given to New Orleans, if he says he needs some time off, take some time off. If he comes back to coaching, great,” Jordan said. “But everything he’s done for me, my fam, the friends that I’ve created over the last 11 years on the Saints, the whole entire organization, bringing a Super Bowl to the city, do what you want, big guy.”

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