With all the drama surrounding the New Orleans Saints and Bountygate, there were rumors swirling that Sean Payton was the leading candidate to replace Jason Garrett should he be fired at season’s end.
Apparently, somebody else will be replacing Lt. Brody on the Dallas sidelines if he gets fired. According to Jay Glazer, probably the most reliable NFL source in the business, Payton will be staying in New Orleans.
I'm reporting the Saints and Sean Payton have "agreed in principle" to a new contract extension to remain head coach of the Saints
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 29, 2012
Makes sense, he is the right coach in the right situation. He is revered in New Orleans and despite this years bad season, they are still among the leagues best teams.