5. Payton’s 100th victory
Winning is a difficult thing to do in the NFL. Simply put, some of the greatest head coaches in league history have lost far more games than many realize.
Sean Payton has always gone about his coaching business with a blue-collar mentality. He shows up early and leaves late. The results due to his hard work have been spectacular. In 2017, after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Payton picked up his 100th regular-season win. It was historic and placed him amongst the pantheon of great NFL head coaches.
Just take a look at the lofty names that have failed to crack triple digits. Hall of Famers such as Jimmy Johnson, Bill Walsh, and even Vince Lombardi were unable to achieve what Payton accomplished.
Presently, the newly retired coach ranks 22nd in NFL history with 152 wins. Considering that we expect him to return to coaching sometime in the near future, he’ll continue his move up this list and crack the 200 mark in no time.