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Sean Payton now the highest-paid coach in the NFL

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05:53 PM ET 05.23 | Bill Belichick???s two-year run as America???s highest-paid coach has come to an end. That title now belongs to Sean Payton, the fellow NFL coach who will be paid around $8 million per year to lead the New Orleans Saints for the next five seasons. Payton???s future employment was something of a mystery at the end of last year when the NFL voided his contract extension with the Saints, making him a free agent at season???s end. But New Orleans, not keen on letting the franchise???s first Super Bowl-winning coach skip town, quickly locked up Payton with the rich contract offer. Not only has Belichick been knocked off of his top spot, but he doesn???t even get sole possession of the No. 2 place on our list. He is now tied with Andy Reid, who picked up a new coaching gig in Kansas City just days after losing his job in Philadelphia, where he won nearly 60% his games and made the NFC Championship five times.

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Sean Payton answers questions from reporters, Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports Sean Payton answers questions from reporters, Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2013  06:00 PM ET

He looks ill

May 23, 2013  06:30 PM ET

Andy Reid paid like Belichick. Not a SB one on his resume. And people think Jerry Jones is senile. There's the proof, it could be worse.

May 23, 2013  06:56 PM ET

Suspended for a year after Captaining the HMS Bounty, now the highest paid coach in the NFL...SMH

May 23, 2013  07:16 PM ET

Bounty ... the Quicker Picker Upper.

May 23, 2013  07:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Andy Reid paid like Belichick. Not a SB one on his resume. And people think Jerry Jones is senile. There's the proof, it could be worse.

And Romo is paid like a SB MVP. The NFL world is way out of balance.

May 23, 2013  07:33 PM ET

He took them once, and has a good QB but not the same team.

May 23, 2013  07:59 PM ET

I don't think BB spends much time thinking about being the highest paid HC.
His goal is to be the most successful HC.

May 23, 2013  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And Romo is paid like a SB MVP. The NFL world is way out of balance.

Except, they get to let non-performing players go-- big advantage over other ML sports.

May 23, 2013  08:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Except, they get to let non-performing players go-- big advantage over other ML sports.

Usually you earn the big bucks, not sure why Romo is given it and then told to go earn it. I`m not expecting much this fall.

May 24, 2013  12:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He looks ill

He looks like he is eating virtually nothing, is exercising too much, and does not get outside.

May 24, 2013  12:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He looks like he is eating virtually nothing, is exercising too much, and does not get outside.

Maybe that's his reaction to being a scab player back during the 87 strike.

May 24, 2013  12:33 AM ET

I wonder if he's the highest paid because they take in account his share on bounties.

May 24, 2013  01:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Maybe that's his reaction to being a scab player back during the 87 strike.

It is hilarious that he was a scab, then was in charge of bountygate, won a SB along the way, got suspended and then got the highest pay of any coach in the NFL.

May 24, 2013  01:26 AM ET

It is also kind of funny that his wife left him, (who apparently cooked for him) and now he looks like he just doesn't bother to eat. An $8 Million annual salary and there's nothing to eat at his house.

May 24, 2013  02:25 AM ET

He AIN'T worth it!

May 24, 2013  07:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't think BB spends much time thinking about being the highest paid HC.His goal is to be the most successful HC.

But the look of his game day attire, he doesn't spend any of it anyway.

May 24, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Cheating and being a slimeball pays off!

May 24, 2013  07:45 AM ET

A Super Bowl victory will make all things possible.

May 24, 2013  07:48 AM ET

You guys are being petty. If you knew how bad New Orleans wanted a Championship and he's the guy who delivered it. He could be Mayor if he wanted to be.

 
May 24, 2013  07:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Andy Reid paid like Belichick. Not a SB one on his resume. And people think Jerry Jones is senile. There's the proof, it could be worse.

Yes, but overpaying for a player is much worse. Coach's salaries don't count against the cap.

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