Sean Payton has comical role in upcoming Netflix movie
By Kristen Wong
Lights, camera, Payton. The New Orleans Saints ex-head coach is set to star in his own Netflix movie, but he won’t be playing himself.
Produced by Adam Sandler, the complex genius behind “Happy Gilmore” and “Uncut Gems,” “Home Team” follows a young-ish Sean Payton navigating life and reconnecting with his family after the Bountygate scandal.
And yes, it is based on a true story. Feel free to peruse Sean Payton’s Wikipedia page for more fun and personal facts.
Paul Blart — sorry, we mean Kevin James will be playing the Saints coach, complete with accent and visor, while Payton gets a much smaller role as a school janitor.
And not the Will Hunting kind. Just…a janitor.
New Orleans Saints ex-head coach Sean Payton plays a janitor in a movie about himself
Payton recently spoke to Dan Patrick on his amusing cameo in the upcoming film:
"“As a janitor, I’m not going to be offended about what you say about Kevin James playing Sean Payton…I’m excited like you are just to watch it, put it on and see what it looks like. It sounds like it’s going to be funny and along the lines of the Bad News Bears.”"
Oh man. Bad News Bears. That’s the reference he uses? Tell someone how old you are without actually telling them.
Payton helped with the story and gets a bit of camera time during which we assume he picks up trash, but he apparently hasn’t had much involvement past that.
Who knows? Maybe this is Payton’s subtle way of entering the media and entertainment industry, and his small-time janitor role becomes the springboard for his future TV career.
Beats coaching the Saints next season.
We’re not sure what we’re more excited to see in 2022: Michael Thomas’ return from injury or Sean Payton in a wig. It’s a close one.