Most NFL players’ financial statuses can be complicated. There is no full guarantee to their contracts but they receive annual salaries in the regular season. To earn big in the event, it takes months of thorough teamwork.
The winning team walks away with more than prestige. According to the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, Players can receive $ 118,000 each for the championship game. In the postseason play, each member of the Rams and the patriots’ team has earned $ 83,000. That sum includes $ 54,000 for the conference championship and $ 29,000 for divisional playoff. Therefore, each winner is capable of walking home with $ 201,000. For the NFL Super Bowl 2020, each player on the losing team will receive $ 59,000 .The total playoff bonus could sum up to $142,000 including the post-season earnings. The injured players, starters, and backups receives equal postseason pay amount as long as they have been active or inactive on the list in at least three games. $ 201,000 is just a fraction of what highly paid players like Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, and Tom Brady make in a year. Regardless of their roles, players get a stipulated sum for playoff games. An average annual salary of $ 480,000 can be a significant bonus for players such as the Rams. If they win, that could be a 42 percent boost to their average annual earnings. Playing on a winning team comes with added advantages.
The bonus Super Bowl winners make is double that of the game losers. Members on a team can make a higher bonus by claiming the NFL Super Bowl championship. After Super Bowl 54, each member of the losing team will receive $ 62,000 while those of the winning team will earn $124,000. When the postseason pay is included, each member of the winning team will make $ 211,000. In most cases, injured and inactive players also receive playoff bonuses. Any player in the inactive list or active roster for the last three or eight games that season and currently is in the same conference on another team, qualifies for a complete payment every round. As long as an injured player remains under the club contract, he is also qualified for playoff bonuses. NFL has requirements for players who meet the requirements for playoff payout. That is according to the collective bargaining agreement. The agreement specifies the amount each winner and loser will earn in every playoff round. The more you win, the larger the playoff. League pool gives the playoff money. Big name starters like Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and patriots quarterback Tom Brady have multiple-year contracts and other endorsements.
Players in divisional round games, wild-card teams, and conference championships take home prize money just for playing. Wild-card division winners earn $ 31,000 while the other wild-card players earn $ 28,000. A player, who gets to hoist the trophy up in the sky, can earn an extra $257,000. Note that players do not receive salaries for the postseason, though they make bonuses for each round.