The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area. They compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference East division.
Founded in 1959 as the Boston Patriots, the team was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) before joining the NFL in 1970 through the AFL–NFL merger. The Patriots played their home games at various stadiums throughout Boston until the franchise moved to Foxborough in 1971.
As part of the move, the team changed its name to the New England Patriots. Home games were played at Foxboro Stadium until 2002 when the stadium was demolished alongside the opening of Gillette Stadium. The team began utilizing Gillette Stadium for home games the same year.
How Much Does Each New England Patriots Coaching Staff Take As Salary?
- New England Patriots coach/general manager Bill Belichick ranks as the highest-paid NFL coach, pulling in a $12.5 million salary.
- Ivan Fears takes home an average annual salary of $1million
- Vinnie Sunseri signed a 2 year, $1,215,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including an average annual salary of $607,500.
- Troy Brown takes home an average annual salary of $5,170,564.
- Nick Caley takes home an average annual salary of $1million.
- Billy Yates takes home an annual average salary of $720,000.
- Joe Judge takes home an average annual salary of $5 million.
- Jerod Mayo earns an average annual salary of $7,121,429.
- Stephen earns a salary of more than $5 million every year.
- Brian Belichick earns an average annual salary of $1million.