Jason Garrett is best known for his stint as the Dallas Cowboys head coach, but he’s actually been around the NFL for 15 years. Garrett has built the reputation of a coach who can’t perform when it matters most, but he’s regarded as one of the brightest offensive minds around the league. As he prepares to begin his new chapter with the New York Giants, how much money has Garrett made in the NFL and what is his net worth?
Jason Garrett has been coaching in the NFL since 2005
It almost seems as if Jason Garrett has been with the Cowboys since the organization was founded, but he actually got his start in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. In 2005, the Dolphins hired Garrett to be the team’s quarterbacks coach. Nick Saban was the head coach at the time.
Miami went 9-7 in Garrett’s first season, but the quarterbacks struggled for the most part. Gus Frerotte started 15 games for the Dolphins and completed just 52 percent of his passes. He threw 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2005.
After just two years in Miami, Garrett scored the offensive coordinator job with the Cowboys. It didn’t take long for him to prove his limitless potential as an offensive coach. The Cowboys scored 45 points in Garrett’s first game, and they scored 34 or more points in the first four games of the 2007 season. In his first season with the Cowboys, Garrett’s offense scored the second-most points in the NFL (28.4 per game).
Garrett got the promotion to head coach in 2011. He went 8-8 in his first three years at the helm, but he went on to win 10 or more games in three seasons in Dallas. Garrett only had one losing season as a head coach, but he was fired after the 2019 season. He’s now the offensive coordinator for the Giants.
The Giants are hoping Garrett can save their struggling offense
After the Cowboys dismissed Garrett, the former head coach went back to his old offensive coordinator role. This time, it will be with his ex-team’s NFC East rival — the New York Giants.
New York is hoping Garrett can finally get their young offense out of the mud. The Giants have ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in points scored and yards gained in each of the last four years. The pieces are in place for Garrett, as Daniel Jones has proven he has the potential to be a future star and Saquon Barkley is already a star in the league.
More than anything, Jones needs a knowledgeable presence to guide him through the first few years of his career and teach him what it takes to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Garrett can provide just that.
What is Jason Garrett’s net worth?
Garrett has earned over $24 million from his time with the Cowboys. His most recent $6 million per year contract didn’t even crack the top 10 of NFL coaches’ salaries.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Garrett’s net worth as of 2020 is $18 million. It might not seem like much for someone who coached the Cowboys for close to a decade, but he’s likely not complaining.
Garrett will have the opportunity to become a head coach again if he succeeds in New York. He’s still a bright offensive mind, and he’ll surely want to return to head coaching in the near future. If Joe Judge fails to impress with the Giants, Garrett could even climb the ladder in New York sooner than later.