NFL has announced slight increase in Super Bowl 2017 player bonuses. Each and every squad members of Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will be getting bonus checks from NFL after the Super Bowl 2017. The winning team (NE Patriots) players get $107,000 each while losing team (Atlanta Falcons) squad members get $53,000 each. For most NFL players being part of the Super Bowl and winning the “Vince Lombardi trophy” is enough as they already have lucrative pro contracts with their teams. But for the youngsters and fringe players to be part of Super Bowl 2017 rosters means a handsome paycheck regardless of their participation in the big game.
Players Bonuses For Winning The Super Bowl 2017: NFL announced that every player in both rosters will receive bonus checks after the Super Bowl 2017. Every Player of the winning team roster will take home as much as $107,000 while losing team players will get $53,000 each.
- New England Patriots Player Bonuses: Each and every member of 53 man squad of winning team (Patriots) will pocket $107,000 regardless of them playing or not playing the game itself.
- Atlanta Falcons Player Bonuses: Every member of losing team (Falcons) roster will get $53,000
For most of the top players this bonus is not significant because they already have lucrative professional contracts with their respective teams. New England Patriots average squad salary is around $2.1 million a year which goes to show the super bowl bonus is peanuts for them. But since every player on the roster gets $107,000 or $53,000 depending on the outcome of Super Bowl some of the fringe and young players on the roster who are on minimum NFL wage of $420,000 a year must be happy with these added incentives. Below is the details on how NFL distribute bonuses post-season matches.
|POST-Season Stage||Bonuses (Every Eligible Player in 53-man roster)|
|Wild-Card Round||Division Winners: $24,000 (each), Wild Cards: $22,000 (each)|
|Divisional Playoff Game:||$24,000 (each)|
|Conference Championship Game:||$44,000 (each)|
|Super Bowl||Winning team players: $107,000 (each), Losing Team players: $53,000 (each)|
|Pro Bowl||Winning team players: $53,000 (each), Losing Team players: $23,000 (each)|
|Max Bonus in Post-season Run||So players of teams who made it through divisional leaders to Super Bowl champions can earn as much as $165,000 in post season run|
Players of teams reaching Super Bowl have already notched up couple of healthy bonus checks in post-season runs. NFL has the pre-determined pool of money which they distribute among eligible players of all playoff, conference and super bowl team. Above is the list on how players get compensated from NFL in the post season runs.