Report: Belichick is highest-paid coach in sports

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is the highest-paid coach in professional sports, according to Forbes.

The article estimates Belichick's annual salary at $7.5 million, putting the three-time Super Bowl winner ahead of Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who each earn $7 million per year.

Bears coach Lovie Smith was the next highest NFL head coach on the list with an annual salary of $6 million, followed by Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt ($5.75 million), Giants head coach Tom Coughlin ($5.25 million) and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ($5 million).