During the short interview, Payton talked about everything from the upcoming NFL draft to which quarterback will be starting for the Saints this fall. While most fans were focused on his comments about the team, it was a different comment that made headlines.
Following the golf outing, which included a few A-list celebrities like Marvel star Anthony Mackie, Payton made a short quip that had reporters laughing. He told Mackie – who plays Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – that he’s never played golf with a Falcon before.
“Hey Anthony, that’s the first official round I’ve ever played with a Falcon,” he said via Luke Johnson.
Anthony Mackie was one of the celeb golfers playing with the Saints today at the Zurich shoot out. Before he talked to us, Sean Payton turned to him and said, “Hey Anthony, that’s the first official round I’ve ever played with a Falcon.”
— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) April 20, 2021
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As for his starting quarterback heading into the 2021 season, that’s still a mystery. New Orleans has Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill in the quarterback room, and could choose to draft a quarterback.
Payton doesn’t think drafting a quarterback early is a “must” though.
“… I don’t think it’s a ‘must’ position,” Payton said of the organization’s approach on drafting a quarterback, per Doug Mouton. “I feel like we’ve got real good players in the building.”
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