Belichick, the highest paid strategist in the United States

Belichick, the highest paid strategist in the United States

Sportico recently released the list of the 20 highest paid coaches in American sports and there it was revealed that the first place, for the third year in a row, belongs to Bill Belichick, strategist of the New England Patriots. According to the source, the winner of 6 Super Bowls earns 25 million dollars per year.

However, the NFL does not stop there, because the second place is held by a coach who is also part of this League: Sean Payton. The Denver Broncos quarterback earns 18 million a year despite having just one title under his belt: Super Bowl XLIV.

Who completed the top 3?

The third highest paid coach in the United States and the one who receives the most money in the NBA is Gregg Popovich, who since 1996 has served as the coach of the San Antonio Spurs, a team he has led to championships 5 times . Born in East Chicago, Indiana, he earns 16 million dollars a year.

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This list also includes some coaches who have coached at the elite level but so far do not have any titles under their belt, such as Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers ($14 million a year) , Monty Williams of the Detroit Pistons (13.1 million ) or Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills (11 million).

Who is in 20th place?

Michael Malone is the least paid coach on this list. Since 2015 he has led the Denver Nuggets and recently led them to win the first NBA championship in their history. He currently earns 9.8 million dollars per year.

Complete list of the 20 highest paid coaches in the United States

  1. Bill Belichick
  2. Sean Payton
  3. Gregg Popovich
  4. Pete Carroll
  5. Sean McVay
  6. Kyle Shanahan
  7. Monty Williams
  8. Mike Tomlin
  9. John Harbaugh
  10. Nick Saban
  11. Andy Reid
  12. Dabo Swinney
  13. Kirby Smart
  14. Lincoln Riley
  15. Sean McDermott
  16. Bill Himself
  17. Mike Vrabel
  18. Brian Kelly
  19. Ryan Day
  20. Michael Malone
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