Sean Payton has navigated through controversy throughout his time as head coach of the New Orleans Saints since 2006.
The most notable of all came back in 2012 when Payton was suspended for the entire season as a result of the “Bountygate” scandal against the Saints.
Leave it to Netflix to come up with a movie about that time.
A trailer dropped this week for a movie called Home Team, which is about Payton’s year away from the NFL.
Kevin James plays the Saints head coach in a trailer that must be seen.
Kevin James and Taylor Lautner partner up for HOME TEAM, based on the true story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.
Taking the field January 28. 🏈 pic.twitter.com/c5AKM413OC
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Taylor Lautner even shows up in the trailer for what should be a fascinating movie.
So what the heck is this movie?
The basic premise revolves around what Payton did back in 2012 during his suspension.
That year famously saw him help coach his son’s sixth-grade team.
Kevin James is UNRECOGNIZABLE as Sean Payton in new Netflix movie 'Home Team' pic.twitter.com/DqGzN8vPYG
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We won’t go into too much detail about how the season unfolded to avoid any spoilers.
Such a film is not a terrible idea and while James is probably going to be a bit goofier than Payton, it may not be the worst watch because it will show a glimpse into Payton’s unique journey in 2012.
Movies that premiere right to Netflix have a tendency to not be too complex in nature.
And seeing James cast as Payton is enough to be confused as to whether this is worth a watch.
Ultimately, it is a Netflix movie.
Millions of people are going to watch it and it should be fine, if not okay.
This is not a groundbreaking story, but should still be one that is interesting and at the very least unique.
And if it is awful, that in itself may make it a great watch for NFL fans.