Sean Payton is a professional American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Payton is widely considered one of the top coaches in the NFL and has led the Saints to multiple playoff appearances, including a Super Bowl victory in 2010. Payton is known for his offensive coaching acumen and innovative play-calling. Prior to becoming a head coach, he served as an assistant coach for several NFL teams, including the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He is also a former NFL player, he played quarterback in the league.