Sean Payton brings a proven track record of making players great
Several players on the offensive side of the ball became some of the best in the league at their respective positions.
Marques Colston was a seventh-round pick out of Hofstra in Payton’s first season with the team. The coach found a role for him within his offense and he absolutely blossomed for the team, becoming the best wide receiver in Saints history.
He finished his career holding the team record in basically every receiving category.
Then came Michael Thomas whose 149 catches in 2019 set a single-season NFL record. Thomas was selected to the Pro Bowl three years in a row.
At running back, Alvin Kamara became one of the league’s most dynamic running backs, being just as dangerous as a receiver out of the backfield. That was a role that was perfected by Darren Sproles prior to Kamara.
Then there was Jimmy Graham, who was in the conversation for the best tight end in the entire league when he was with the Saints. All of these players flourished in Payton’s offense and that doesn’t include what he did with the quarterback position, which will be discussed in depth in the next slide.
This bodes well for the Broncos players who many have been waiting for to break out.
Jerry Jeudy could definitely become what everyone has been waiting for. Courtland Sutton could easily do what Colston used to do for the Saints. Albert Okwuegbunam and Greg Dulcich will have the chance to be huge threats in the passing game.
At running back, Javonte Williams will come back into what should be a much more dynamic offense. And if the Broncos choose to stick with Latavius Murray, Payton is familiar with him as he played with the Saints in 2019 and 2020 when he was there.