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How much money does the Super Bowl LVI 2022 winning team get?

AS USA logo AS USA 2/14/2022 Jeffrey May
The Super Bowl generatea a mind-boggling amount of money each year. Does any of that cash make its way into the hands of the players who generate it? © Provided by AS USA The Super Bowl generatea a mind-boggling amount of money each year. Does any of that cash make its way into the hands of the players who generate it?

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What a ride this season has been! Ups and downs and everyone had their moment until two teams came blazing through the pack to get to Super Bowl LVI. With the NFL’s championship game generating roughly $14.6 billion, you would expect that there is big money in it for the winners.

The rings themselves, given to each player on both the winning and losing teams, are valuable pieces of jewelry. But what about cold, hard cash? Players have bonuses written into their contracts all the time; catch more than a certain number of passes, get more than a particular amount of tackles, and you get a bonus. So what kind of bonus do you get for winning the biggest game in American sports?

The winners purse

As per the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, each member of the winning team will receive $150,000. This is paid as a cash bonus and sees a $20,000 rise on the 2020 bonus.

The consolation prize

The Super Bowl generated a mind-boggling amount of money each year. Does any of that cash make its way into the hands of the players who generate it? The Super Bowl generated a mind-boggling amount of money each year. Does any of that cash make its way into the hands of the players who generate it?

The CBA also stipulates that each member of the losing team receive $75,000, or exactly half the amount of the champions bounty.

The devil is in the detail

The eligibility of exactly who receives this bonus is laid out as follows:

Full bonus

  • Players on the team's active or inactive list when the Super Bowl is played that have been on the roster for at least three previous games (regular season or playoffs).
  • Players who are not on the team's active or inactive list when the Super Bowl is played, but have been on the roster for at least eight previous games (regular season or playoffs).
  • Veteran players who were injured during the regular season and removed from the team's active or inactive list, provided they are still under contract when the Super Bowl is played.

Half bonus

  • Players on the team's active or inactive list when the Super Bowl is played that have been on the roster for less than three previous games (regular season or playoffs).
  • Players who are not on the team's active or inactive list when the Super Bowl is played, but have been on the roster for at least three and not more than seven previous games (regular season or playoffs).
  • First-year players who were injured during the regular season and removed from the team's active or inactive list, provided they are still under contract when the Super Bowl is played.
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