Report: LSU, Joe Brady working on new contract to make him 1 of highest paid assistants in nation
One of the hottest names on the coaching carousel is LSU passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Brady.
Officially hired in February, Brady has helped transform LSU’s passing game into one of the most potent attacks in the nation, and quarterback Joe Burrow is the Heisman Trophy frontrunner. Brady’s stock has soared, and now, LSU is willing to pay big money to keep him. (They may have to!)
According to Yahoo! Sports, LSU and Brady are working on details of a new contract. The university engaged Brady about a raise and an extension during LSU’s bye week, per the report, and LSU is willing to pay Brady NFL coordinator market value of around $1.5 million.
Brady signed a three-year contract in February paying him $410,000 per year in the first year, $435,000 in the second and $460,000 in the third. Obviously, Brady’s impact on LSU can’t be overstated, and LSU is willing to pay up in order to keep him. If Brady were to get around the mentioned $1.5 million mark, he’d make nearly double of what offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger is currently making at $800,000.
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At $1.5 million, Brady would be the highest paid non-offensive (or defensive) coordinator in college football, which would rank him around No. 8 in the nation, according to USA Today’s assistant coaches database from 2018.