Reports have emerged stating the Miami Dolphins will see of the availability of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton at the end of the season.
The Dolphins recently fired Joe Philbin after a poor run of results and they currently have interim head coach Dan Campbell leading the team. However, some reports are stating the Dolphins are already looking for another head coach despite the fact Campbell hasn't coached his first game yet.
Payton only signed a contract extension with the Saints back in 2013, which would see him stay at the NFC South team until the end of the 2017 season, paying him $8 million a year. Nevertheless, this isn't going to stop teams inquiring about his services.
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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins are expected to inquire about bringing Payton to the AFC East franchise as their next permanent head coach.
Other teams that could be included in the hunt include the Indianapolis Colts due to the fact their head coach Chuck Pagano isn't contracted beyond this season.
The Saints would receive a nice compensation payment if Payton was to leave the franchise, but without a solid quarterback, he is unlikely to leave. This means the Colts currently have the upper hand if he was to part ways with New Orleans, as Andrew Luck is a lot more reliable than Ryan Tannehill.
But if the Dolphins want to rebuild their franchise, a solid coach needs to be brought in. Payton is exactly that, with a Super Bowl to his name too. It will definitely be the team's top priority this season to bring in a good coach.