Several current and former New Orleans Saints players as well as NFL family around the league took to social media to offer best wishes and ‘Thank You’ messages for head coach Sean Payton, who announced on January 25, 2022 that he is stepping away from the team..
The winningest coach in Saints history guided the franchise to a 152-89 regular-season record and nine playoff game victories in 17 tries, including Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, in his 15 seasons as head coach.
Surprised, saddened but more thankful than anything else for @SeanPayton ! Blessed to be part of the team he assembled in 2006 and 7 of the best yrs of my life followed that trade. New Orleans became home and so many wonderful memories followed. #walktogetherforever#cantonOH
— Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) January 25, 2022
Coach Payton, Thank you SO much for all the great years!! You turned the @Saints into a consistent contender & delivered the first Superbowl in the teams history. You helped revive the city after Katrina. All the best wishes in the next chapter of your life. Much Respect! ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/9HWdlnbJvc
— Willie Roaf (@Willie_Roaf) January 25, 2022
Always admired Sean Payton as one of the best in the league.Loved watching his teams play.Enjoy the excitement of your new venture!
— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) January 25, 2022
That’s my HC! At the end of the day if Seans stepping away he has a master plan. Nothing but love for you Sean if this is it for you as my Hc then I thank you for drafting me, building phenomenal teams like ‘11 ‘18-21 first off the top of my head. 11 yrs my coach, forever RESPECT https://t.co/LXE2ubFjnN
— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) January 25, 2022
Thank you, Coach Payton, for 16 incredible years leading our @Saints through good times and bad. You came to New Orleans at a time when spirits were broken and hope seemed lost, but you gave the city and fans something to rally behind and be proud of. #lagov
— John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) January 25, 2022
Original posted at www.neworleanssaints.com