Mike Caldwell Net Worth Before Being Fired By Jaguars: Where Will He Go Now?

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Mike Caldwell Net Worth: The recently fired Jaguars’ Defensive Coordinator has managed to amass a substantial net worth because of his career as a player and coach in the NFL.

After failing to make the NFL playoffs in 2024, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to shake up their coaching staff, starting with removing Caldwell.

Throughout his 3-decade-long involvement in the NFL, coach Mike Caldwell has acquired a significant net worth and fame.

Former Jaguars DC Mike Caldwell
Former Jaguars DC Mike Caldwell (Source: NBC)

Born on August 31, 1971, Mike is a native of Tennessee, United States. Mike possessed football in his DNA from an early age, playing high school and college football.

Playing in the linebacker position for Middle Tennessee State University, Mike caught the eye of NFL teams.

The Cleveland Browns drafted him in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. Commencing that, he would feature for multiple franchises, including the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.

Mike entered the coaching realm after a decade as a player, starting as the Eagles’ defensive quality control coach.

Since then, he has been a part of various NFL coaching staff. Most notably, he was a part of Bruce Arians’ Super Bowl LV-winning backroom staff with Tampa Bay.

Most recently, he was the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the past 2 years before getting fired in 2024.

Mike Caldwell Net Worth And Earnings

We can estimate Mike’s net worth to be between $3 million and $5 million.

A large chunk of his net worth is accredited to his successful playing career, furthered by his achievements in coaching.

Caldwell played for 11 seasons in the NFL as a player, earning approximately $7 million with salary and add-ons.

Additionally, his biggest payout came in the 2001 season with the Chicago Bears, signing on a whopping $1.6 million per year salary with bonuses.

He also had significant earnings with the Eagles and the Panthers, above $700,000.

Mike Caldwell As A Player
Mike Caldwell As A Player (Source: Heavy)

As for his salary as a defensive coordinator, we predict it to be around the $1.5 million mark.  According to NBC’s survey in 2022, the average NFL coordinator is on a $1 million salary.

Considering Mike’s heavy experience in coaching, his salary at the Jaguars was most likely above the average mark.

Overall, a decade-long playing career with an even longer coaching stint has helped Caldwell to possess a net worth in the millions.

Given his talent and still considerably young for coaching, his fortune is expected to rise even higher in the coming years.

What’s Next For Coach Mike?

As mentioned earlier, the Jaguars fired their defensive coordinator, Mike Caldwell, after missing the playoffs in the final week of the regular season.

Along with Mike, other staff of his coaching setup were also shown the door after the regular season debacle.

Caldwell On Game Mode
Caldwell On Game Mode (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars)

Furthermore, fans have already started speculating on the experienced coach’s next move.

Although his stint with the Jaguars did not bring the expected results, he still boasts vast experience and a Super Bowl win on his resume.

So, there is much to gain for other NFL franchises from Caldwell’s services and coaching methods.

However, he has not discussed or committed to any team yet. The best thing to do is to wait for the off-season overhauls to see which team picks up the fired Jaguars’ DC.

Suyog Tiwari
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