How's this for a long-range forecast? Sean Payton is going to the Denver Broncos in a blockbuster trade that brings multiple draft picks back to the New Orleans Saints, but he won't have to wait too long to coach against his old team. Payton's Broncos are scheduled to play an away game at the Caesars Superdome in 2024.
The Saints will host the Broncos and Raiders in New Orleans not this year, but the season after next while traveling to face their AFC West neighbors in the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers.
But right now our focus is on 2023. And the Saints have recovered a selection in April's draft in trading Payton to Denver - it clocks in at No. 30 overall, though it's technically the 29th pick in the 2023 draft with the Miami Dolphins forfeiting their pick after tampering with Payton last year. Ironically, Miami also once held this pick but traded it to the Broncos so they could acquire pass rusher Bradley Chubb. Small world, right?
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Story originally appeared on Saints Wire