The Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints are two teams in pretty poor situations right now.
Things at the Dolphins had gotten so bad that Miami had to fire head coach Joe Philbin after one disappointing performance too many, his tenure culminating with a wholly uninspired loss to the New York Jets in London.
Payton to Miami?
Meanwhile, the Saints find themselves at the bottom of the NFC South with a 1-4 record that should shame all in New Orleans. They have a coach in Sean Payton who is teetering on the edge of losing his job. Rumors abound, however, that Payton could end up in Miami.
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According to a report from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, there are a fair few people in the league who truly believe that the Miami Dolphins will open up the 2016 NFL season with Sean Payton in charge.
"Payton has said he wants to stay put in the place he has called home since 2006," Florio wrote. "That won’t keep people in the league from being convinced that Payton will be coaching in Miami as of 2016."
"And people currently in the league definitely believe Payton will coach the Dolphins next year."
Payton currently has a contract with the Saints that runs to the end of the 2017 season, which means that any team who wants to bring him in will have to give New Orleans some type of compensation for him.
If the Dolphins were smart, they would be one of the teams looking to make a move to bring Payton on board.
Could we see the first trade for a head coach since Jon Gruden in 2003? We very well could be, that is if the Dolphins are brave enough to hammer it out.