Disney World is swell and those rings are the height of athletic bling, but for NFL athletes, the Super Bowl is also about a nice pay bonus.
Sure, the glory is the big draw and having the Vince Lombardi Trophy greet you every day when you come in next season is nearly as nice. But every player that took the field in Super Bowl LVIII will be rewarded financially by the league. The amount per player will depend on a variety of factors, though.
How much will the winners of the Super Bowl LVIII get paid?
The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL Players Association and the NFL dictates that each member of the winning team will receive $164,000, a $7,000 bump over last year’s total. Winners of the 2025 Super Bowl will receive $171,000.
How much will the losers of the Super Bowl LVIII get paid?
Losing stinks—and the what-ifs and could-have-beens in the postseason can be agonizing. But the $89,000 losing players receive might make that a little easier to deal with. Next year’s losing team will see payments of $96,000 per player.
Does every player get paid the same amount?
No. It all comes down to their length of time in the league and their roster status. Some players could only receive half of the amounts above. Here’s how it breaks down.
Players get a full bonus if…
- They’ve played at least three previous games during the regular season or playoffs and are on the team’s active or inactive list when the Super Bowl is played
- They’ve played at least eight previous games (regular or post-season), regardless of whether they’re on the active/inactive list or not.
- They’re a veteran player who was injured during the regular season, but are still under contract.
Players get 50% of the bonus if…
- They’ve played fewer than three previous games during the regular season or playoffs and are on the team’s active or inactive list when the Super Bowl is played
- They’re not on the active/inactive list, but played between three and seven games during the regular season or playoffs.
- They’re a first-year player who was injured during the regular season, but are still under contract.
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