Sean Payton adding ex-Saints OC Pete Carmichael to Broncos’ staff

Sean Payton continues to hire former New Orleans Saints with the Denver Broncos.

One day after news broke that the Broncos poached assistant college scouting director Cody Rager from the Saints, Payton is now hiring New Orleans’ former offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, according to The Times-Picayune‘s Jeff Duncan. Carmichael is expected to get a senior assistant title in Denver.

Carmichael, 52, coached with Payton from 2006-2021, working his way up from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator. They won Super Bowl XLIV together in 2019.

The Broncos’ current offensive coordinator is Joe Lombardi, who also worked under Payton with the Saints.

Carmichael was fired by New Orleans following the 2023 season. He will now reunite with Payton a host of former Saints in Denver including Lombardi, Zach Strief, Mike Westhoff, Chris Banjo and Dan Dalrymple, among others. It’s unclear if Westhoff, 76, will return in 2024. Payton convinced him to come out of retirement last year to serve as an assistant head coach.

At the time of publication, the Broncos have not fired any members of their 2023 coaching staff. Carmichael is the first addition.

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