Sean Payton is a former American football quarterback and the current head coach of the New Orleans Saints. He is known for his offensive style and he is also the second-longest tenured NFL coach with a single team, behind only Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. In this article, we will talk about Sean Payton’s net worth in 2022.

Net Worth$24 million
Salary$9.8 million
SponsorsJordan Brand
ProfessionNFL Coach

Sean Payton’s Net Worth in 2022 (estimate): $24 million

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Sean Payton’s net worth in 2022 is $24 million. This is according to multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Sean Payton was born on December 29, 1963, in San Mateo, California, but was raised in Naperville, Illinois. His parents, Thomas and Jeanne Payton, were originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Before moving to Naperville, Sean lived in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania during his grade school and middle school years.

In his high school years, Sean Payton was a football player for Naperville Central High School where he became the starting quarterback during his senior year. After graduating, he earned a scholarship to play football at Eastern Illinois University.

In 1986, Payton led the Eastern Illinois Panthers to an 11-2 record and to the quarterfinal of the Division I-AA Playoffs. During his tenure as the school’s quarterback, their teams were known as “Eastern Airlines” due to their prolific passing play that frequently totaled around 300 yards per game — and a still-standing school record of 509 passing yards in one game.

Unfortunately, Sean Payton was not selected in the 1987 NFL Draft. Despite that, he still tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs. Afterward, he played for the Chicago Bruisers and Pittsburgh Gladiators in the inaugural season of the Arena Football League.

However, his rights were sold for $1,000 to the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. In the same year, he became a member of the Chicago Bears squad as a replacement player during the 1987 NFL players strike. In 3 games with the Bears, he completed 8 passes out of 23 attempts for 79 yards. He failed to score any touchdowns and was sacked 7 times.

In 1988, Sean Payton landed the starting quarterback role of the Leicester Panthers of the UK Budweiser National League. He led the Panthers to the quarterfinals but eventually lost to the London Olympians.

After returning to the US after his playing stint in the UK, Sean Payton took up coaching and became the offensive assistant for San Diego State University for the 1988-89 season. On top of that, he became the running backs coach and wide receivers coach for Indiana State (1990-91), running backs coach for San Diego State (1992-93), offensive coordinator for Miami University (1994-95), and the quarterbacks coach of the University of Illinois (1996).

In 1997, Sean Payton was hired to become the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He worked with offensive coordinator Jon Gruden and offensive line coach Bill Callahan. During that time, the Eagles’ quarterbacks passed for a total of 4,009 yards in the 1997 season. Unfortunately, Payton was fired after Gruden and Callahan left for the Oakland Raiders in 1998.

The following year, he was hired as the quarterbacks coach of the New York Giants and he was later promoted to the position of offensive coordinator in 2000. As the offensive coordinator, the Giants advanced booked a ticket to Super Bowl XXV to face the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, they lost the match with a score of 34-7.

He held the post with the Giants until 2002 before transferring to the Dallas Cowboys to join Bill Parcells’ staff as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. Payton was a big factor for the Cowboys to sign Tony Romo. On top of that, Parcells promoted him to assistant head coach/passing game coordinator in 2005.

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Sean Payton finally received his first head coaching job in 2006 when he was hired by the New Orleans Saints. In the 2005 season, the Saints struggled not only on the field but off as they suffered the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. They finished the season with a 3-13 record.

Fortunately, Payton turned the tides around for the Saints as he signed free-agent quarterback Drew Brees and led the team to their first playoff berth in 6 years after finishing with a record of 10-6. New Orleans was one of the best offensive teams that season as they ranked first in passing and fifth in points scored.

Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints reached the NFC Championship Game where they faced the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, they lost with a score of 39-14. Despite that, Sean Payton was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year due to his performance in turning the New Orleans Saints around.

In 2009, Sean Payton led the New Orleans Saints to their most successful season as they finished with a 13-3 record and they cruised past the playoffs to secure a ticket to the Super Bowl. They faced the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV where they dominated and won with a score of 31-17, giving the Saints their first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history.

Sean Payton still serves as the New Orleans Saints head coach up to this day. Since their Super Bowl victory, the team has a total of 105 wins and 63 losses from 2010 to 2021. During that span, he has signed four contract extensions with the team.

He signed a five-year $37.5 million extension in 2011, which was voided by the NFL in 2012. On December 29, 2012, he signed another five-year $40 million deal. On March 23, 2016, he re-upped for five years worth $42.5 million. His latest contract extension was in 2019 worth $45 million for five years.

In 2012, Sean Payton was suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the entire 2012 season after an investigation revealed that the New Orleans Saints implemented a bounty program wherein they rewarded players for intentionally knocking opposing players out of the game. He was then reinstated on January 22, 2013.

On September 22, 2020, Sean Payton was fined $100,000 by the NFL for not properly wearing a face mask during a week 2 game. The league required the coaches to use a face covering during the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sean Payton Career Achievements:

  • Super Bowl XLIV Champion
  • 2006 NFL Coach of the Year
  • 2x Kansas City Committee of 101 NFC Coach of the Year (2006, 2009)
  • ESPY Awards Outstanding Team – 2010 New Orleans Saints
  • 2012 NCAA Silver Anniversary Awards
  • Eastern Illinois Jersey No. 18 Retired
  • Inducted into the Eastern Illinois Hall of Fame

On top of his coaching, Sean Payton is the first professional coach to be signed by Jordan Brand.

He recalls meeting Michael Jordan while touring his private golf course, The Grove XXXIII, during Super Bowl weekend. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Sean Payton is still looking to lead the New Orleans Saints to Super Bowl glory once again. They had numerous successful seasons throughout the years, but they ultimately fell short.

With that being said, were you surprised about Sean Payton’s net worth in 2022?