By Eric Schmidt

In the culmination as to what has been one of the wildest weeks in the NFL offseason in memory, FOX Sports is considering hiring New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton as an on-air personality. According to the New York Times, Fox Sports was the only network which broadcasts NFL games which was reported to be interested in hiring Payton for the 2012 season. ESPN, CBS, and NBC said on Friday that they had no intentions of hiring Sean Payton to be an analyst while he is suspended in the 2012 regular season from coaching the New Orleans Saints.

These network options come as no surprise to me. CBS broadcasts AFC games, NBC does national broadcasts while ESPN has more football analysts than you can shake a stick at. FOX is a logical landing spot for Payton, because he is a coach in the NFC, the conference FOX broadcasts.

As a disclaimer though, this blog is carried by Yardbarker and FOX Sports. I have been highly critical of Sean Payton and the behavior of the New Orleans Saints. I have raised the question as to how Sean Payton should be fired by the Saints organization based on his behavior. If the NFL league office has any reach in the offseason hires, I think there is no way that Sean Payton gets an on air position in 2012.

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