Super Bowl 2021 will be taking place on Sunday, 07th February 2021 at the Raymond James Stadium. It will be the 55th edition of season ending grand finale of NFL. After the covid-19 outbreak NFL season is starting later than usual and will have less matches in the season. However NFL has announced that Super Bowl 2021 player bonuses and winning prizes will remain the same like last year. We take a look at how players of two finalists of NFL season get paid for the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 2021 Prize Money and Play Bonuses Distribution:
NFL has confirmed that for the upcoming super bowl event each of the winning team player will get $150,000 while the losing team players will get $75,000 each. This money will come straight from NFL and will be a handed out as player bonuses. Players do have their professional contracts with their teams and that have nothing to do with it.
Winning Team Player Bonuses: Each and every member 53 man roster will pocket $150,000 each for winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Losing Team Player Bonuses: Each and every member of 53 man roster of losing team will pocket $75,000 each if they fail to win the Super Bowl.
Now most of the top tier NFL player have multi-million dollar contract with their respective teams (New England Patriots have an average squad salary is around $2.3m) and this Super Bowl bonus is not significant for them however for most of the fringe players in 53 man squad this bonus is pretty handy as they are on NFL minimum wage (thats around $400,000 a year)
|Post-Season Stage||Bonuses (For every player in 53-man roster)|
|Wildcard Round||Division Winners ($33,000 each), Wildcards ($30,000 each)|
|Divisional Playoff||$33,000 each|
|Conference Championship||$59,000 each|
|Pro Bowl||Winning Team players ($70,000), Losing Team Players ($35,000)|
|Super Bowl||Winning Team players ($50,000), Losing Team Players ($75,000)|
|Max Bonus a player can earn during Post-Season Run||So every player in Super Bowl winning team can take home around $275,000 in post season run.|
Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement NFL bound to make all bonus payments to players within 15 days after the super bowl.