Forget the two draft picks that the Denver Broncos traded to get Sean Payton. This man and his expertise will bring the team back. Frankly, I could not care less about the draft picks that the team traded to land Sean Payton on Tuesday.
Those draft picks will be an afterthought at some point during the 2023 season when the Broncos are actually winning again. This is a glorious time to be a Broncos fan, so don’t overthink it. We’ve seen just how much good coaching can impact a team, and specifically how much strong offensive coaching has an impact.
Just look at the remaining teams in the playoffs over the last several years or so; you’ll notice a trend. Offensive coaches are not only becoming more common, but they are winning at a higher rate than defensive coaches.
And teams can’t just hire any old offensive coach. Just look at the failures of guys like Kliff Kingsbury and Nathaniel Hackett. Denver continued the trend of bringing in another offensive head coach, as the league has been trending that way.
But Sean Payton is not just any offensive coach. He’s been the architect of multiple elite scoring offenses during his time as a head coach.
He’s got a 152-89 career record in the regular season, which is good for 63%. He also has a 9-8 playoff record, which isn’t too shabby either. Eleven times during his head coaching career, Payton has led a top-10 scoring offense in the NFL, and five times they’ve had the top-ranked passing offense.
Please, do not overthink this. The Broncos are getting one of the most elite offensive minds in this generation, and it’s a great time to be a Broncos fan.
Some pretty big myths were debunked when the Denver Broncos got a deal done to bring in Sean Payton as the team's next head coach.
The team will surely go through some rough patches as every good team does, but soon after the 2023 season begins, we’ll see just how big of an impact Sean Payton has on this team.