Sean Payton has signed a five-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints.

Payton is the NFL's second longest tenured head coach behind Bill Belichick. Payton's previous contract was scheduled to run through 2020 and paid him more than $9 million per season.

Payton and the Saints did hit a lull in their relationship with three straight 7-9 seasons from 2014 to '16. And Payton briefly considered a possible move before recommitting to the team in January 2016.