Who is the Lowest Paid Coach in the NFL?
There is no reason to feel bad for the lowest paid NFL coaches. They are still making over 3 million dollars each season. And one good season is enough for some teams to award long term contract extensions — the Bengals signed head coach Zac Taylor through 2026. Let’s check out the top 5 lowest paid NFL coaches in 2022.
Also: How about the Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the NFL?
Kevin Stefanski, Cleveland Browns – $3.5 million
Never known to be big spenders, it’s not a surprise to find the Cleveland Browns head coach at the top of this list.
Nathaniel Hackett, Denver Broncos – $4 million
A reasonable salary for a rookie head coach. Even though it’s season one, Hackett does find himself climbing up the hot seat ranks.
Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys – $4 million
Jerry Jones didn’t have to break the bank because he didn’t have competition for McCarthy. Even though this was a surprise hire, it looks like McCarthy might be in Dallas longer than expected.
Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals – $4.5 million
A surprise Super Bowl run last season got Taylor a contract extension through 2026. Will Taylor still be the head coach of Cincinnati in 2026?
Robert Saleh, New York Jets – $5 million
This looks to be the steal of this list. Saleh has the Jets in playoff contention after years of being a league doormat.
*salaries are approximate
**unknown NFL coaches salaries:
Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans
Brandon Staley, Los Angeles Chargers
Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions
Arthur Smith, Atlanta Falcons
Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dennis Allen, New Orleans Saints
Doug Pederson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh McDaniels, Las Vegas Raiders
Mike McDaniel, Miami Dolphins
Kevin O’Connell, Minnesota Vikings
Matt Eberflus, Chicago Bears
Brian Daboll, New York Giants
Lovie Smith, Houston Texans