Here's How Much The NFL's Highest Paid Coaches Earned Per Win

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The Dolphins threatened to make Jim Harbaugh the NFL’s highest paid coach.But just how many wins can they expect to get for that cash?

Earlier this week, we learned what the top 10 NFL coaches make, but we wanted to know what they delivered in return.

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Because it may not be worth it to spend millions of dollars on coaches when cheaper replacements can be just as effective.

In 2010, Mike Smith led the Atlanta Falcons to a 13-3 record and an NFC South title in the third year of his first NFL head coaching gig and Tampa Bay’s sophomore coach Raheem Morris also found success, leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record. Neither is paid among the NFL’s big boys. 

Some of the NFL’s highest paid coaches lead their teams to the playoffs year after year and deserve their hefty pay, but some floundered with records under .500 this season. 

For an NFL team to spend millions of dollars on a coach, he’d better pile up the Ws.

*Salary data from Forbes

Lovie Smith: $436k per win (Salary: $4.8 million, Record: 11-5)

Mike Tomlin: $479k per win (Salary: $5.75 million, Record: 12-4)

Bill Belichick: $536k per win (Salary: $7.5 million, Record: 14-2)

Andy Reid: $550k per win (Salary: $5.5 million, Record: 10-6)

Tom Coughlin: $550k per win (Salary: $5.5 million, Record: 10-6)

Jack Del Rio: $625k per win (Salary: $5 million, Record: 8-8)

Pete Carroll: $957k per win (Salary: $6.7 million, Record: 7-9)

Jeff Fisher: $958k per win (Salary: $5.75 million, Record: 6-10)

Ken Whisenhunt: $1.15 million per win (Salary: $5.75 million, Record: 5-11)

Mike Shanahan: 1.17M per win (Salary: $7 million, Record: 6-10)

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