Denver Broncos Coach Sean Payton's Contract Details Revealed

New Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton is a very rich man. According to NBC Sports Peter King in his Football Morning in America column, the former New Orleans Saints play-caller will earn at least $18 million per season over his recently finalized five-year contract.

The Broncos recently acquired Payton via a massive trade with the Saints that included a first-round and second-round pick. He will be charged with turning around the franchise following a disappointing 5-12 2022 season.

The Broncos finished dead last in scoring in 2022 despite (or perhaps because of) the blockbuster addition of longtime Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the offseason. The Broncos signed Wilson to a massive five-year, $245 million extension before he played a down for the team, so they have no choice but to try and do everything they can to maximize the nine-time Pro Bowler. 

Which leads us to Payton. The veteran coach led the Saints to their most successful period in franchise history and is one of the most accomplished offensive coaches of all time, bringing his team 10 winning seasons, nine top-five scoring offenses, and a Super Bowl victory following the 2009 season. He also elevated quarterback Drew Brees to the upper echelons of quarterbacks in NFL history: Brees led the league in passing yards a record seven times and completion percentage six times. Payton is the ideal coach to lift Wilson back to the NFL's elite.

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