At about 4 a.m., when he crawled into bed, the Lombardi Trophy came with him. At the podium, he went over and grabbed the trophy for emphasis.
“This thing laid in my bed next to me,” said Payton, all bleary-eyed and looking like he may have celebrated a little. “I rolled over a couple times, and I probably drooled on it, man. Nothing like being an NFL coach and being part of this with great players like Drew Brees. I don’t take that lightly. I’m honored.”
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