After officially becoming the Denver Broncos head coach, Sean Payton knows he has a lot of work to do. Payton’s first order of business will likely be trying to ‘fix’ Russell Wilson after the veteran quarterback had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2022. (And he better succeed, considering everything Denver traded away for the coach and QB.)
On Monday, after the Broncos had their introductory press conference for Payton, the sideline leader was asked about Wilson having his own ‘personal coaches’ – which notably includes Jake Heaps, Wilson’s own QB coach – around Denver’s team facility.
Without fully diving into all of his plans, Payton quickly quashed the concept of Wilson having his own people around all the time.
‘That’s foreign to me,’ Payton said. ‘That’s not going to take place here. I mean, I’m unfamiliar with it, but our staff will be here, our players will be here, and that will be it.’
Sounds like whether you’re a fifth-round depth player or a QB with $161 million guaranteed, everyone will probably be on notice and on equal footing under the head coach’s watch.