TSuper Bowl LVIII: How Much The Winners And Losers Got Paid

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The Vince Lombardi trophy is perhaps one of the most coveted awards and accolades that an NFL team can receive. Each game during the regular season and postseason is played with this trophy in mind. However, once you make it to the “Big Game”, another question towards the top of the list is, “How much do the players get paid for the Super Bowl?” Below is an overview of how much the winners and losers received on their bonus paychecks for Super Bowl LVIII.

What Does The Collective Bargaining Agreement Say?

The Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was established by the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) put the postseason payment amounts in writing. This agreement, which was last modified in March 2020, the postseason payment amounts.

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For the 2023 season, the winning team members walked away with a bonus payment of $164,000. The losing team may not have walked away with the Lombardi Trophy. However, they still walked away from the field with a bonus payment of $89,000.

How Much Money Did Patrick Mahomes Make This Season?

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made headlines back in 2020 when he signed a 10-year contract extension worth $450 million. After restructuring his contract to spread his money creatively throughout the contract, Mahomes averaged a little more than $1.3 million in base salary this season.

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Most of his salary from the 2023 season came from his $22.4 million roster bonus and other bonuses that were included in his deal. Not including his Super Bowl bonus as the winning QB, his cap hit for the season exceeded $37.1 million.

Did Disney Pay Mahomes To Say, ‘I’m Going To Disneyland’?

After winning the Super Bowl LVIII MVP award, Mahomes declared that he and his family were “going to Disneyland.” This is a decades-long tradition that dates back to the late 1980s at Super Bowl XXI.

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Quarterback Phil Simms led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl victory 39-20 against the Denver Broncos. When he was approached by a camera crew as he walked off the field, he exclaimed, “I’m going to go to Disney World” in response to a question about what he was going to do next. There is still no confirmed record of how much Mahomes was paid to say it after last year’s victory or his most recent Super Bowl victory Sunday night.

How Much Did the NFL Pay Brock Purdy This Season?

Brock Purdy silenced doubters and critics alike this season – especially after being tagged “Mr. Relevant” when he was selected as the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. His rookie contract pays him $3.7 million over a 4-year period – which averages to a salary cap of $889,000.

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Therefore, one perspective is that Brock earned the 67th highest salary among other NFL quarterbacks. However, a more positive perspective would show that his $89,000 Super Bowl bonus gave him nearly a 10% raise on this year’s salary.

What Was The Salary Of Travis Kelce This Year?

Travis Kelce signed a 4-year extension in 2020 with the Kansas City Chiefs that was worth $57.25 million. The contract pays him an average of $14.3 million each year.

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According to USA Today, Kelce earned $11.25 million in base salary for the 2023 season. This means that his Super Bowl bonus bumped his salary above $11.4 and still does not include the money made from his other endeavors – including his podcast with brother, Jason Kelce.

How Much Did Christian McCaffrey Earn This Season?

Christian McCaffrey had an award-winning season this year even before the Super Bowl kickoff. The 27-year-old running back for the San Francisco 49ers was also named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year for the 2023 season.

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McCaffrey was able to restructure his original 4-year deal with the Carolina Panthers that was worth $64 million to get a base salary of $1.08 million. Like Mahomes, the bulk of his salary for the 2023 season came from a restructure bonus. Therefore, including his Super Bowl bonus, he ended the 2023 season with a salary of close to $12.1 million.

Did Usher Make Any Money For The Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Performance?

Super Bowl performers do not get paid by the NFL for their halftime show performances regardless of how many (or few) performers are included. Therefore, singer Usher did not get a paycheck from the NFL for his star-studded 13-minute performance during the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show.

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However, the massive exposure received by the artists and performers chosen for the Super Bowl halftime shows has historically generated major profits for them in other ways. For instance, Rihanna’s performance in last year’s Super Bowl led to a spike in her digital album sales of 301% and digital song sales by 390%. Usher strategically used this exposure to his advantage even before Game Day by releasing a new album and announcing an upcoming world tour.

How Much Did CBS Make For The Super Bowl LVIII Broadcast?

CBS made history on Sunday since the Super Bowl LVIII broadcast became the most-watched television event in the history of the United States. Preliminary Nielsen figures showed that the 49ers vs Chiefs game generated more than 123.4 million viewers across all related streaming platforms, Univision, and CBS.

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It is not clear exactly how much money CBS raked in from the Super Bowl broadcast. However, it was reported that the network commanded $7 million for each 30-second commercial spot made available during the big game.

Super Bowl Bonus Amounts Are Scheduled To Increase Annually

Super Bowl winning and losing team members do not receive the same amount every year. On the contrary, the Collective Bargaining Agreement conditions require the amount to increase progressively with each passing year.

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For instance, the winning team of the Super Bowl from the 2020 season (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) received $130,000 bonuses for each qualifying player. The winning team of the 2030 NFL season is currently scheduled to receive $228,000 bonuses.

When Will The Super Bowl Winners and Losers Get Paid?

It may seem like the Super Bowl LVIII winners and losers would have received their bonus payments right away. This is especially after you consider the money spent on memorabilia, apparel, and celebratory confetti.

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However, that is not the case. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, there is a delay between Game Day and Pay Day. Article 37, Section 5 of the agreement specifies that players will be paid “within fifteen days after the game in question has been played.” Therefore, Super Bowl LVIII winners and losers can expect their bonus payments to be made no later than Monday, February 27.

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