Both the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints are struggling in the 2015 NFL regular season, and the former is reportedly interested in the latter’s head coach if they make him available after the season.

Adam Schefter of is reporting that the Dolphins may aggressively pursue the veteran head coach although Payton has denied the rumours that he is seriously considering moving to other teams during the offseason. Payton’s Saints currently own a 1-4 win-loss record through the first five games of the season to land last in the NFC South division.

New Orleans is in semi-rebuild mode even with the presence of star quarterback Drew Brees as they have been active in the recent offseason. The Saints’ struggles have come mainly on defence as they are currently ranked the worst in the league in giving up total yardage per game, at 409 yards.

The Dolphins are struggling as well with a 1-3 win-loss record and has recently fired head coach Joe Philbin and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle and replaced them with Dan Campbell, on an interim basis, and Lou Anarumo, respectively.

Another team reportedly interested in Payton are the Indianapolis Colts although they lead the AFC South with a 3-2 win-loss record.

Payton has led the Saints to a Super Bowl title in 2009 when New Orleans beat Indianapolis, 31-17 in Super Bow XLIV. Payton, who has an NFL coaching record of 87 wins against 53 losses, won the NFL Coach of the Year award in 2006.

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