Broncos ownership to be ‘ultra aggressive’ in HC hiring


The Denver Broncos‘ Proprietary Group, which Nathaniel Hackett dismissed This past week, the head-coaching candidate is expected to be “very aggressive” in getting what he wants, league sources told ESPN.

There is no salary cap on what owners can spend on a head coach or his staff, and the Walton-Penner Group, which bought the Broncos last summer, is not expected to spare any costs to upgrade the franchise.

The Walton-Penner group paid the Broncos a record $4.65 billion last offseason and are expected to use the same energy and determination to land a new coach.

The most high-profile candidate is the former the saint Head coach Sean Payton, who is expected to command one of the richest head coaching contracts in the league. The Saints will also receive draft-pick compensation from the team that hires Payton.

The Saints have never publicly identified what they would want in exchange for Payton, but league sources know New Orleans is keeping a close eye on what other franchises have received for other top coaching candidates.

The the invader Received two first round picks, two second round picks and $8 million Buccaneers In exchange for Jon Gruden. The Jet received a first-round pick, a fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick from patriotic In exchange for Bill Belichick, along with a fifth-round and seventh-round pick.

The Patriots also received first-, second-, third- and fourth-round picks from the Jets in exchange for Bill Purcell and $300,000 donated to charity.

The Saints believe that Payton, who went 152-89 in 16 seasons with New Orleans and led the Saints to the only Super Bowl championship in franchise history, is valued by other great coaches and then some.

Denver, meanwhile, has its own short-term challenges, with interim head coach Jerry Rosberg taking over and facing chiefs In his first game in his new role. The Chiefs are 14-0 against the Broncos since November 2015, averaging 11.9 points per game by a margin of victory and quarterback Patrick Mahomes Won all 10 of his starts against Denver.

The Broncos fired Hackett on Monday after falling to 4-11, abruptly ending the shortest tenure of any non-interim head coach in franchise history. The Walton-Penner group — led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, daughter Carrie Walton Penner and son-in-law Greg Penner — quickly found patience with a team that had one of the league’s best defenses but an offense that averaged 15.5 points per game.


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