Below, we take a look at Super Bowl payouts, in addition to NFL salaries in general.
How much are Super Bowl winners paid?
According to the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, this year's winners will take home $164,000 each.
As the chart within the bargaining agreement demonstrates, the payment has increased over the years, and will continue to do so.
Indeed, each team member from the Kansas City Chiefs received $157,000 for winning Super Bowl LVII in February 2023. And players on the Los Angeles Rams took home $150,000 each for winning the game in February 2022.
However, there is some unfortunate news for active and inactive players who’ve only been on the roster for less than three games leading up to the Super Bowl. They are only entitled to half the bonus amount.
For the 2024 season, the amount is set to rise to $171,000. And by the 2030–'31 football season, the Super Bowl winners are expected to take home an extra $228,000.
Does the losing team in the Super Bowl get paid? If so, how much?
The losing teams do indeed get paid. This year, the losing team players will bank $89,000 each. And just like the winners' payments, the losers' payments have only increased over the years.
Even though the Eagles didn’t end up winning Super Bowl LVII in February 2023, it doesn’t mean they walked away without bonuses. The players each earned $82,000 for playing in the Super Bowl, which is a little more than half of what each player on the Chiefs took home.
That was up $7,000 from Super Bowl LVI. Also, once again, this amount was cut in half for players who were on the roster for less than three previous games.
What do Super Bowl payouts look like in comparison to regular NFL salaries?
According to the collective bargaining agreement, it looks like for the 2023 season, the minimum salary for rookies in their first season was $750,000. For Year 2 it went up to $870,000, and in Year 3 it was $940,000.
But in 2024, the average salary is reportedly around $2.8 million. Salaries obviously range based on a player's team, position, and experience.