Mike McCarthy has brought a winning tradition to Green Bay. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Should Mike McCarthy be paid more?


mccarthy1webFriday’s news that this year’s two Super Bowl coaches, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, landed nice extensions to their contracts raises questions about who’s being paid what and why?

The two are now near the top of the list of all NFL coaches, and while Carroll earned his Super Bowl ring and probably deserves his extension, Fox, without a title is making a whole lot more than some coaches, such as Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

Below, you can see the list of coaches salaries as of the 2013 season. Saints’ coach Sean Payton leads the league’s coaches with an $8 million paycheck, followed by Bill Belichic’s cool $7.5 million.

And where dies McCarthy – the coach who has three straight NFC Division titles under his belt, along with one Super Bowl title – find himself in the rankings?

Eleventh. Yup, you heard that right. He’s certainly not in the poor house as he pulls in a cool $5.5 million, behind the likes of these guys who have never won a Super Bowl title: Jeff Fisher ($7 million), Chip Kelley ($6.5 million), and Andy Reid ($6 million).

Should McCarthy be better paid?

Probably. But knowing how Packers GM likes to get value out of his players, it seems he does the same for the coaching staff.

 

# Coach Name Age Team Division Compensation
1 Sean Payton 50 New Orleans Saints NFC – South $8,000,000
2 Bill Belichick 61 New England Patriots AFC – East $7,500,000
3 Mike Shanahan 61 Washington Redskins NFC – East $7,000,000
4 Pete Carroll 62  Seattle Seahawks NFC – West $7,000,000
5 Jeff Fisher 55 St. Louis Rams NFC – West $7,000,000
6 John Harbaugh 51 Baltimore Ravens AFC – North $7,000,000
7 Tom Coughlin 67 New York Giants NFC – East $6,800,000
8 Chip Kelly 50 Philadelphia Eagles NFC – East $6,500,000
9 Mike Tomlin 41 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC – North $6,000,000
10 Andy Reid 55 Kansas City Chiefs AFC – West $6,000,000
11 Mike McCarthy 50 Green Bay Packers NFC – North $5,500,000
12 Jason Garrett 47 Dallas Cowboys NFC – East $5,000,000
13 Jim Harbaugh 50 San Francisco 49ers NFC – West $5,000,000
14 Marc Trestman 57 Chicago Bears NFC – North $4,000,000
15 Mike Smith 54 Atlanta Falcons NFC – South $4,000,000
16 Bruce Arians 61 Arizona Cardinals NFC – West $4,000,000
17 Gary Kubiak 52 Houston Texans AFC – South $4,000,000
18 Chuck Pagano 53 Indianapolis Colts AFC – South $4,000,000
19 Jim Schwartz 47 Detroit Lions NFC – North $3,500,000
20 Greg Schiano 47 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC – South $3,500,000
21 Joe Philbin 52 Miami Dolphins AFC – East $3,500,000
22 Marvin Lewis 55 Cincinnati Bengals AFC – North $3,500,000
23 John Fox 58 Denver Broncos AFC – West $3,500,000
24 Leslie Frazier 54 Minnesota Vikings NFC – North $3,000,000
25 Ron Rivera 51 Carolina Panthers NFC – South $3,000,000
26 Rex Ryan 51 New York Jets AFC – East $3,000,000
27 Doug Marrone 49 Buffalo Bills AFC – East $3,000,000
28 Mike Munchak 53 Tennessee Titans AFC – South $3,000,000
29 Gus Bradley 47 Jacksonville Jaguars AFC – South $3,000,000
30 Mike McCoy 41 San Diego Chargers AFC – West $3,000,000
31 Dennis Allen 41 Oakland Raiders AFC – West $2,500,000
32 Rod Chudzinski

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