Panthers HC candidate Sean Payton attracts interest from ‘mystery’ squad

You know what this whole Sean Payton thing was missing? Yeah, a mystery team!

Fortunately, the story now has that extra spice.

As ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Tuesday morning, Payton may have another team ready to step in for his services. But for now, they apparently have some worrying business to take care of first. . .

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The 59-year-old FOX studio analyst could be just that — a 59-year-old FOX studio analyst — at the end of this hiring process. NOLA.com’s Jeff Duncan points out in the tweet quoted above that the longer this courting lasts, the more likely it is that Payton will stay at his current job.

Perhaps this is all just elaborate posturing on the part of the shrewd businessman.

Payton’s interview with the Panthers on Monday was the third meeting between his suitors, with the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans having spoken to him before. He will add a fourth team to that list on Thursday when he talks to the Arizona Cardinals.

So, will there be a fifth? And who would it be?

Well, it might be time to get in the saddle real soon.

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