Sean Payton is out as head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Payton informed the Saints that he would be stepping down from the position after 16 years with the franchise.
During his tenure, Payton led the Saints to a victory in Super Bowl XLIV and compiled a head coaching record of 161-97. He was named the 2006 AP Coach of the Year.
Following news of Payton’s departure, Twitter came ready with the jokes.
Of course, there were a lot of Kevin James references with the comedian portraying Payton in the upcoming Netflix film Home Team — which releases January 28.
You can check out some of the best reactions below.
quick have kevin james make a movie where he’s nick saban
— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) January 25, 2022
Time for Kevin James to coach the Saints? pic.twitter.com/nHpPVs57Iy
— Harry Lichtman (@hslichtman) January 25, 2022
Kevin James hearing the Sean Payton news pic.twitter.com/zItceV0O6m
— Donny Chedrick (@DonChed54) January 25, 2022
When Mike McCarthy see Jerry Jones and Sean Payton at lunch pic.twitter.com/uZK4Otaou2
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 25, 2022
When Sean Payton seen the saints 70 mil over the cap pic.twitter.com/Ias7iCchrE
— Q (@Q_swervo7) January 25, 2022
BREAKING: The New Orleans saints are hiring Kevin James to replace Sean Payton as Head Coach. According to sources team officials were very impressed with how James handled the Head Coaching duties amid heavy controversy in 'The Home Team' pic.twitter.com/YA0HEaL5TD
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) January 25, 2022
when kevin james plays you in a biopic, you know it's time to step away https://t.co/wfSV17kyZ3
— Brett Finger (@brettfinger) January 25, 2022
Kevin James did to Sean Payton what Kevin James did to sitcoms 15 years ago… pic.twitter.com/brj7gF11kY
— Nicholas Wilson (@NickWilsonSays) January 25, 2022