According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the new contract that Saints head coach Sean Payton just signed is believed to be worth over $8 million per season. The deal is for a total of five seasons.
Just filed to ESPN: Sean Payton contract extension believed worth more than $8 million each of five years; likely highest-paid coach in NFL
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 29, 2012
With the Saints missing the playoffs this season, the front office clearly saw just how much he’s worth and didn’t hesitate in making sure he got taken care of.
Smart move by Saints owner Tom benson.