Hue Jackson Net Worth Before Fired: Grambling Salary And Contract

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Hue Jackson is estimated to have a net worth of around $10-$12 million as of 2024.

The football coach garnered most of his worth from his professional coaching career, be it in the NFL or NCAA institutions.

According to multiple reports, Jackson was fired from the head coach position at Grambling State after only two seasons at the school.

This news came after the Grambling State lost to Southern 27-22 in the Bayou Classic.

Hue Jackson Has Led Oakland Raiders And Cleveland Browns In The NFL
Hue Jackson Has Led Oakland Raiders And Cleveland Browns In The NFL (Source: Facebook)

Hue Jackson, born on October 22, 1965, is a seasoned veteran of American football coaching.

With a career spanning several decades, Jackson has held prominent positions in both collegiate and professional football.

His journey includes stints as an offensive assistant at various levels and coordinator roles in the NFL.

Reportedly, he has worked with teams like the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Notably, he served as the head coach for the Raiders in 2011 and the Cleveland Browns from 2016 to 2018.

Notably, he became the World Bowl champion in 1991 with the London Monarchs. Similarly, he won the PFWA NFL Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015.

On the contrary, his tenure with the Browns saw a winless season in 2017, marking one of the most challenging periods in NFL coaching history.

Hue Jackson Net Worth, Salary And Contract

The financial landscape of sports figures is often shrouded in speculation, and the same holds for Hue Jackson.

Despite the lack of official statements, online reports suggest that Hue Jackson’s estimated net worth stands between $10 million and $12 million.

This figure is a cumulative representation of his earnings from various coaching positions.

Meanwhile, his coaching tenure spans both the NFL and the collegiate level, including his time as a head coach.

Hue Jackson Pictured At The Daytona 500
Hue Jackson Pictured At The Daytona 500 (Source: Facebook)

Formerly, Jackson earned $5 million per season in base salary as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2016 to 2018.

However, the Cincinnati Bengals paid Jackson a prorated portion of $250,000 in 2018 as he joined them after getting fired by Browns mid-season in October.

In April 2021, Jackson signed a one-year agreement to serve as offensive coordinator of Tennessee State.

According to the agreement, his salary was $150,000 for the contract period with additional moving expenses up to $5,000.

Grambling State Contract Before Getting Fired

Hue Jackson’s most recent coaching role was at Grambling State University, where he took on the responsibilities of the head coach.

According to multiple reports, Jackson and Grambling State agreed on a four-year, $1.6 million contract.

This contract, initiated on December 10, 2021, made Jackson the 14th head coach of Grambling State University, succeeding Broderick Fobbs.

The terms of the contract outlined a base salary of $400,000 per year, effective from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2025.

Additionally, Jackson’s contract stipulated that he would receive 25% of any new revenue-generating initiatives, promotions, opportunities, or sponsorships.

The clause positioned him as one of the highest-paid coaches in the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision).

Hue Jackson (Left) With Grambling Athletic Director Trayvean Scott (Right)
Hue Jackson (Left) With Grambling Athletic Director Trayvean Scott (Right) (Source: Facebook)

In addition to the base salary and revenue-related earnings, Jackson had the opportunity to earn various incentives.

These included $10,000 for each win against an FBS opponent and $15,000 for winning a Black College National Championship.

While Jackson would earn $25,000 for winning the Celebration Bowl, he’d earn $10,000 for winning a SAC divisional title.

Likewise, GSU would incentivize $10,000 for coach of the year honors, and $7,500 for winning the annual Bayou Classic against Southern.

Furthermore, the contract also included a substantial $50,000 bonus if GSU transitioned to become an FBS program.

However, the contractual landscape has shifted with Jackson’s recent firing. Evidently, only the first two years of Jackson’s contract were guaranteed.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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