Chris Petersen extension makes Washington coach Pac-12’s highest paid, report says

Petersen, 27-14 in three years in Seattle, will make $4.875M per year, which is believed to push him past Stanford's David Shaw.

The University of Washington has extended coach Chris Petersen's contract through the 2023 season and in the process is believed to have made him the highest-paid coach in the Pac-12, SI.comreported, citing an unidentified source.

Under the new deal, Petersen — 27-14 in three seasons in Seattle, with a conference title and College Football Playoff berth last season — will be paid an average of $4.875 million annually, up from the $4 million per year he was making.

According to, he is expected to surpassStanford coach David Shaw as the Pac-12's highest-paid coach. As a private school, Stanford's contracts aren't required to be made public, but Shaw’s last known salary was $4.06 million,reportedly from the 2014 calendar year. That figure included $700,000 in deferred compensation.

Washington's 12–2 season last year included a blowout victory over Colorado in the Pac-12 Championship followed by a CFP semifinal loss to Alabama in the Peach Bowl. The Huskies led the Pac-12 in total offense and total defense.

UW is expected to be favored to win the Pac-12 North in 2017 behind returning quarterback Jake Browning,who threw for 3,430 yards and 43 touchdowns in 2016.

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