Sean Payton Net Worth

Sean Payton is an American football coach and former quarterback. He is the head coach for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Payton was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent following the 1987 NFL Draft. He joined the Philadelphia Eagles as their quarterbacks coach in 1997.

This article is about Sean Payton’s net worth, contract, salary, career earnings, biography, wife, and more.

Sean Payton’s Biography and Career

Sean Patrick Payton was born on December 29, 1963, in San Mateo, California, U.S. He attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois, and played high school football as a quarterback.

Playing Career

Payton joined Eastern Illinois and played college football for the Panthers as a quarterback. Payton had a successful career at Eastern Illinois University. While attending EIU, he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was later named a Significant Sig; one of Sigma Chi’s highest honors.

Sean Payton was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent following the 1987 NFL Draft. He tried out the Chiefs for only one day.

In 1987, he played quarterback for the Chicago Bruisers and Pittsburgh Gladiators during the inaugural season of the Arena Football League, before his rights were sold to the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He was also a member of the Chicago Bears squad.

In 1988, he played for the Leicester Panthers of the professional UK Budweiser National League. Afterward, Payton returned to the US to take up a coaching position.

Coaching Career

Payton joined the Philadelphia Eagles as their quarterbacks’ coach in 1997 and coached them for 2 seasons.

In 1999, Payton was hired as the quarterbacks coach for the New York Giants and was promoted to the role of offensive coordinator in 2000. Under his guidance, the Giants appeared in Super Bowl XXXV.

Payton joined the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant head coach and a quarterbacks coach in 2003.

Payton went to the New Orleans Saints as a head coach in 2006. In 2009, the Saints won the Super Bowl XLIV, the team’s first Super Bowl win.

Following the 2021 season, Payton announced his retirement from coaching in January 2022. On January 31, 2023, it was reported that Payton joined the Denver Broncos as their Head Coach.

Sean Payton’s Net Worth and Salary

In 2023, head coach and former quarterback Sean Payton’s net worth is $24 million. His prime sources of wealth are his NFL coaching salaries and football career earnings.


Mostly, NFL coaching salaries are not public knowledge. Sean Payton’s average annual salary is $18 million for the Denver Broncos as a head coach.


In 2023, Payton signed a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos, worth $90 million.

Career Earnings

Sean Payton’s total career earnings are not available.

Personal Info

Full NameSean Patrick Payton
BornDecember 29, 1963
Current ClubDenver Broncos
NFL Draft1987, undrafted
PositionHead coach
Shirt No.Unknown
Age 59
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Net Worth$24 million 
Average Annual Salary$18 million
Relationship StatusMarried 
WifeBeth Shuey
Instagram n/a


Sean Payton is a married man. His gorgeous wife is Beth Shuey. The couple has 2 children, a daughter Meghan and a son Connor.


Born on December 29, 1963, he is 59 years old.


He is 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall.


He is 200 lbs (91 kg).

NFL Stats

Completion Percentage34.8
Passing Yards79

Head Coaching Record

Regular Season152-89 (.631)
Postseason9-8 (.529)
Career161-97 (.624)


What is Sean Payton’s Net Worth?

In 2023, his net worth is $24 million.

How much is his average annual salary?

$18 million.

Which college did he play for?

Eastern Illinois.

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