Saints coach Sean Payton agrees to new 5-year contract

March 25, 2016 in Sports

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has agreed to a new 5-year contract with the team. (File photo/Gulflive.com)

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has agreed to a new 5-year contract with the team. (File photo/Gulflive.com)

BOCA RATON, Florida (AP) — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday he has agreed to a new five-year contract through 2020.

Payton had two years remaining on his current deal at about $8 million per season. He hasn’t signed the new contract yet, but had it in his briefcase at the NFC coaches’ breakfast Wednesday morning during the NFL owners’ meetings.

Payton is by far the most successful coach in franchise history. He is 87-57 in nine seasons in New Orleans. He has led the Saints to five playoff appearances and one Super Bowl title. They’ve finished 7-9 the past two years.

Payton is tied with Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy for third-longest tenured coach in the league behind New England’s Bill Belichick and Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis.