Do NFL Players Get Paid for the Playoffs & Super Bowl?

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Feb 01, 2023, 2:27 PM

For the 2022-23 NFL playoffs, players are paid either $41,500 (Wild Card teams) or $46,500 (division winners) for Wild Card games, $46,500 for the divisional round, and $69,000 for conference championships.

Players on first-round bye teams receive $41,500 for the Wild Card round despite not playing in a game.

How Much Are NFL Players Paid in the Super Bowl?

NFL players who win the Super Bowl in 2023 are paid $157,000. The players on Super Bowl losing teams receive $82,000.

Payment eligibility for the conference championships and the Super Bowl are based on several factors, including how many games they participated in that season and how long that player has been in the NFL if injured whenever those final contests take place.

How Much Are NFL Players Paid in the Conference Championships?

NFL players who compete in NFC and AFC championships are paid $69,000 this season.

How Much Are NFL Players Paid in the Divisional Round?

NFL players in the divisional round of the playoffs this season are paid $46,500 for participating in the second round of the playoffs.

The Chiefs, Jaguars, Bills, Bengals, Eagles, Giants, Cowboys and 49ers made the divisional round of the playoffs.

How Much Are NFL Players Paid in the Wild Card Round?

NFL players on teams that won a division will earn $46,500 for playing in a wild-card matchup this season. Players on teams that didn’t win a division or those on teams with first-round byes will be paid $41,500 for the first round of the playoffs.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.