Patrick Sean Payton, famously known as Sean Payton, is not a new name in the football world. He is one of the well-known coaches of the NFL. From 2006, Sean began working as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, and in 2022, he stepped down from the position. He spent more than two decades coaching different teams, and in all these years the NFL coach must have gained immense fame.
Many of us are familiar with the fact that along with fame comes a lot of media attention that surrounds you with questions related to your family, personal life, and even earnings. As Sean has already spent many years in NFL, many have assumed he must have earned significantly. So, how much has the former Saints coach amassed to his name? Let’s find out all about Sean Payton’s net worth and earning details in the further paragraphs.
Sean Payton Net Worth And Earnings
As mentioned earlier, Sean Payton has worked in NFL for more than 20 years. So, he must have bagged millions as his wealth. Well, it seems like he has, as Celebrity Net Worth reports, that Sean Payton’s net worth is $24 million.
Similarly, as per The Richest, the NFL coach has a fortune worth $12 million. Although the amount may be different, Payton seems to have earned millions to his name. So now, let’s learn about Sean’s income sources and earning details.
Earnings As A Player
Sean attended Naperville Central High School, where he began his football career as quarterback during his senior year before graduating in 1982. After getting a football scholarship, he had a successful collegiate football career as a quarterback at Eastern Illinois University. However, after graduating, he tried NFL but was not drafted in the 1987 NFL Draft.
In 1987 and 1988, Sean played professionally, but he never made it to NFL. Instead, he played for the Chicago Bruisers and Pittsburgh Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. Similarly, in 1988, he played for the Leicester Panthers of the UK Budweiser National League.
Although Sean had a brief playing career, he must have earned significantly. As a result, his riches must have increased considerably.
Earnings As A Coach
In 1988, Sean began his coaching career at San Diego State University as an offensive assistant. Then, he worked with Miami University, Indiana State University, and the University of Illinois on a series of assistant coaching positions. In 1997, Sean entered the NFL as the quarterbacks’ coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He worked there until 1988 with Bill Callahan and Jon Gruden.
The following year, the New York Giants hired Sean as the quarterbacks’ coach. Eventually, Payton was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2000. Then, in 2003, Sean joined the Dallas Cowboys as a quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach. He worked there until 2005.
Sean got his first head coaching job after the New Orleans Saints hired him. On January 18, 2006, he signed a five-year contract with the team. Then, on November 4, 2011, he signed a five-year $37.5 million extension with the Orleans.
Then, in December 2012, Sean had to sign a new contract as NFL voided the previous contract extension upon discovering that he was involved in the bounty scandal. He had signed a deal worth $40 million for five years and as a result, Sean Payton’s salary was $8 million per year.
In March 2016, Sean extended his contract worth $45 million for five years. As per the deal, his yearly salary was $8.5 million. Then, in 2019, he again signed a 5-year deal with the Saints. As per CBS Sports, this contract was the biggest among coaching contracts and secured him around $13 million every year.
In 15 years of his career as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, Payton has undoubtedly pocketed multi-million dollars as salary and added incentives. As a result, Sean Payton’s net worth increased significantly over the years.
Sean Payton as Saints HC (2006-2021):
⚜️152-89 Overall Record
⚜️5 Seasons with 12+ Wins
⚜️AP Coach of the Year (2006)
⚜️Super Bowl XLIV Champion pic.twitter.com/gX9Rqdyyal
— PFF (@PFF) January 25, 2022
However, in January 2022, Sean stepped away from the team. It is not sure if the coach will continue his coaching career, but let’s hope he achieves success in any work that he does in the future. Moreover, he has also made a cameo in the sports comedy movie Home Team which is based on how he coached his son during his suspension in 2012.
Although Sean enjoyed a successful professional career, his marriage came to an end after a long time. He was married to Beth Shuey whom he had met in the early 1990s at Indiana State University. The couple that had tied the knot on July 11, 1992, were married for two decades.
In 2012, Beth and Sean decided to end their marriage and he filed for divorce. The ex-spouse decided to keep their divorce private by using their initials and were only called two residents of Tarrant County. According to the divorce documents, the couple filed because of the conflict which became the reason to end the marriage and prevent any reasonable expectations of reconciliation.
In 2014, the former husband and wife finalized their divorce. As per the settlement, Sean paid $3.450 million to Beth and even let her keep 7,785 square feet home on Brazos court in Vaquero. Although the alimony has made a dent in his wealth, Sean might have covered it with his earnings.
Lifestyle And Assets
As mentioned earlier, Sean Payton’s fortune is estimated to be $24 million. Well, with a huge wealth like that, there’s no doubt that the NFL coach lives a comfortable life. He resides in Mandeville, Louisiana with his current wife.
In October 2019, Sean put his luxe Uptown condo on sale for $2.3 million. He had bought it in 2014 for $1.47 million. He must have made a significant profit from the sale.
Looking at his income, it is sure that Sean might have a collection of branded cars. Nevertheless, let’s hope the former Saints head coach continues his career and if he does, there is no doubt that Sean Payton’s net worth will increase in the future.