NAYC, N.Y. — As the NFL salary cap grows and salaries for some NFL coaches are frozen, the NFL’s top executive still is earning more than $1 million a year.
The average NFL coach earned $1.25 million in 2016, according to the most recent data released Thursday by the league.
That is about half of what NFL coaches who are not NFL coaches were paid in 2015.
The average NFL assistant coach earned about $1,200,000 in 2016.
The top 10 highest-paid coaches in 2016 earned about 15 times as much as the 10 lowest-paid, according the data.