Arizona Cardinals get permission to talk to Sean Payton for their vacant coaching job

The Cardinals proceed to search for their subsequent normal supervisor and subsequent head coach, and whereas Michael Bidwill mentioned the most important title on the market is not essentially one of the best rent, the Cardinals reportedly will look into the most important title.

NFL Network reported on Wednesday that the Cardinals had received permission to talk with Sean Payton, the previous Saints coach who stepped down from that staff after the 2021 season however stays beneath contract. It is the primary exterior coach’s title to emerge as a possible Cardinals goal.

Bidwill had declined to reply on Monday if he was planning on reaching out to Payton particularly.

“What I’m prepared to do financially is get one of the best coach and one of the best GM,” Bidwill mentioned. “I do not know (that) the most important title correlates to one of the best coach, so I suppose what I’d say is I undoubtedly need to be sure that we get one of the best coach

Payton has already reportedly talked to the Broncos, and the Texans additionally plan to converse with him. Because he’s nonetheless beneath contract with the Saints, any staff wanting to rent him would have to compensate the Saints in a commerce, as well as to no matter contract Payton is given.

While groups can have an preliminary dialog with Payton to choose his curiosity, he can solely have a digital interview at this level. In-person coaching interviews can begin Jan. 17.

The bulk of the reported names the Cardinals have or need to interview have been GMs, and Bidwill mentioned his desire was to rent a GM first. “But if that does not occur, we’re not going to be afraid to rent the correct head coach and we’re wanting ahead on these interviews,” Bidwill added.

Those exterior GM candidates the Cardinals have reportedly interviewed or search permission to interview: former Giants GM Jerry Reese, Bears assistant GM Ian Cunningham, 49ers director of professional personnel Ran Carthon, and Titans director of participant personnel Monti Ossenfort.

49ers assistant GM Adam Peters reportedly declined a request from each the Cardinals and the Titans to interview for open GM jobs.

Bidwill has already interview inside personnel VPs Quentin Harris and Adrian Wilson for the GM job, and is predicted to interview defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for the vacant coaching spot.

Bidwill mentioned Monday that “there’s an unbelievable sense of urgency” to make the hires, though he added that there was no fastened record of candidates.

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