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Sean Payton was born on the 29th December 1963, in San Mateo, California USA, of Irish ancestry. He is a former professional American Football player, the quarterback and now the football coach of the New Orleans Saints team which plays in the NFL. He played football professionally only in 1987 and 1988, and has been working as a coach since then. Sean Payton was inducted into the Eastern Illinois Hall of Fame in 2000 and was rewarded as AP Coach of the Year in 2006.
So how rich is the football coach? As authoritative sources report, the total size of Sean Payton net worth is estimated to be as much as $12 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2016. Moreover, the salary of Payton is equal to $8 million per year, and he is considered to be the highest paid coach in the NFL, so his wealth may well rise.
Sean Payton Net Worth $12 Million
Concerning his career as a professional football player, Payton signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears, after not having been elected in the 1987 NFL Draft. He played only 3 matches but also played in minor leagues and in the UK with little success, and so turned to coaching.
Sean Payton spent the next several years coaching university teams, in San Diego (twice), Indiana, Miami and Illinois, before beginning his NFL career as quarterbacks coach with the Philadelphia Eagles (1997–1998). In 1999, he passed to the New York Giants working in the same position, then in 2000 he became attack coordinator. After the 2002 season he moved to the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, then in 2006 Payton was appointed to the New Orleans Saints as a head coach, ending his season by winning the NFC South Division with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses. In 2009, his team won the first 13 consecutive games before losing the last three, so won the NFC South Division again, and then defeating the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings (in extra time) before triumphing over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. His net worth was assured.
In 2011, Sean again won the NFC South Division with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, but since their Super Bowl victory, the Saints haven’t progressed beyond the first post-season game. Further, in 2012, Payton was suspended for the entire season for his involvement in a scandal involving illegal payments for illegal tactics, deliberately injuring opponents. However, the suspension was rescinded in January, 2013, and at the end of the season Payton signed a five-year contract extension to continue coaching the Saints, He closed the season with 11 wins and 5 losses. The same year he has won NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. Overall, the career of the coach increased the outright size of Sean Payton net worth considerably.
Finally, in the personal life of the coach, Sean married Beth Shuey in 1993, and they have two children, but filed for divorce in 2012.