Sean Payton Net Worth

Net Worth:$24 million
Date of Birth: November 29, 1963 (60 years old)
Height:1.8 m
Profession:Soccer Player and Coach
Nationality:United States of America

What is Sean Payton’s Net Worth?

Sean Payton is an American ex-soccer coach who has a net worth of $24 million. He earned an annual salary of $9.8 million at the time of his retirement in the NFL season in 2021.

Subsequently, in March 2016, he pensioned in the final year of a 5-year $45 million contract extension signed.

Early Life

Sean Patrick Payton was raised in Naperville, Illinois, but was born in San Mateo, California, on December 29, 1963.

While still in high school, he was a quarterback player for Naperville and subsequently continued his football career at Eastern Illinois University, where he was a productive player and helped the Panthers to an 11-2 record and the 1986 Division 1-AA Playoffs quarterfinals.

Footballing Career

The Kansas City Chiefs invited Sean Payton to try out for them for one day even though he was not selected in the 1987 NFL Draft.

In the first season of the Arena Football League, Payton played quarterback for the Chicago Bruisers and Pittsburgh Gladiators before having his rights acquired by the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

During the 1987 NFL players’ strike, he joined the Chicago Bears before deciding to play for the Leicester Panthers of the professional UK Budweiser National League in 1988. Later, to pursue coaching, he went back to the US.

Commencement of Coaching Career

Sean Payton served as the offensive assistant during his first year at San Diego State University. He also worked as an assistant coach at Indiana State University, Miami University, and Illinois.

In 1997, the Philadelphia Eagles hired Sean Payton to serve as their quarterback coach.

Prior to being appointed offensive coordinator, Sean first worked as the New York Giants quarterbacks coach. Sean Payton became the quarterback’s coach and assistant head coach of the Dallas Cowboys on Bill Parcells’ staff in 2003.

He received a pay raise and a promotion to Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator in 2005 after the Cowboys recognized his growing popularity as a coach that year.

New Orleans Saints

After the New Orleans Saints struggled the season before due to Hurricane Katrina, Sean Payton was hired as the team’s first head coach in 2006.

Together, he and quarterback Drew Brees was able to salvage the team. They qualified for the 2006 playoffs and won their first franchise NFC Championship.

In recognition of his work, Sean Payton received the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award. Furthermore, following the 2009 season, the Saints won their first Super Bowl. In his 16 years as the team’s head coach, he led the Saints to three NFC Championship games (2006, 2009, 2018), nine overall postseason berths, seven division victories, and the Super Bowl XLIV win.

Bountygate Saga

Sean Payton was suspended for the entirety of the 2012 NFL season due to his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, in which defensive players working for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams were given “bounties” for successfully pursuing and injuring rivals. Payton’s appeal was turned down, and in January 2013 he was reinstated.

Personal Life

Beth Shuey and Sean Payton were wed from 2008 to 2012. Meghan, their daughter, was born in 1996, and Connor, their son, was born in 1999. They have two children together.

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