Mike Shanahan will make a lot of money coaching the Redskins next season (although it's roughly the same as he made in Denver). On one hand, he likely will be the highest paid coach in the NFL. On the other, he'll still be a good chunk short of Phil Jackson, who gets more than $1 million per year for each of his nine rings. And don't forget, with the cost of living around D.C., $7 million just doesn't go as far as it used to.
SOURCE: Forbes, USA Today salary database, MLS Players Union | The Washington Post - January 8, 2010
On first day, Shanahan begins assembling staff Article | Mike Shanahan's tenure as head coach of the Washington Redskins began at 6 a.m. Thursday in his new offices at the team's Ashburn training facility. There, he began a series of meetings with the members of Jim Zorn's staff that started both the evaluation of the Redskins' roster and the interview...