NFL coaching salaries are set to explode soon

Sean Payton on sideline, Geno Smith between plays, Kyler Murray throwing the ball

With one week left in NFL offseason programs …

• This is something I’ve been meaning to write for a while—a market correction could be, and should be, coming for NFL head coaches.

I’ll pull out the example of Sean Payton to provide context here. The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday that the ex-Saints coach was offered a five-year, $100 million deal to take the Miami job earlier this year. I’m told the offer itself was actually $100 million over four years. And before that, in New Orleans, my understanding is Payton was on a five-year deal worth $80 million, when everything was added up.

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