Forbes recently released a list of the highest paid coaches in America, and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is not only the highest paid NFL coach, but also the highest paid coach in the U.S. of A.

After serving his bounty gate suspension, Payton signed a deal with the Saints that pays him $8 million per year for the next five seasons.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had occupied the top spot on the Forbes list for the last two years.

Forbes list of highest paid American Coaches:

  1. Sean Payton / New Orleans Saints ($8 million annual salary)
  2. Bill Belichick / New England Patriots ($7.5 million)
  3. Andy Reid / Kansas City Chiefs ($7.5 million)
  4. Pete Carroll / Seattle Seahawks ($7 million)
  5. Jeff Fisher / St. Louis Rams ($7 million)
  6. Doc Rivers / Boston Celtics ($7 million)
  7. Mike Shanahan / Washington Redskins ($7 million)
  8. Tom Coughlin / New York Giants ($6.67 million)
  9. Chip Kelly / Philadelphia Eagles ($6.5 million)
  10. Gregg Popovich / San Antonio Spurs ($6 million)