Friday’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.
|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|