Super Bowl Bonuses: What Players Earn for the Big Game

Both winning and losing players will take home big bucks.

We understand that the Super Bowl is football's biggest game of the year, but it's amazing to see just how much money players can earn (not including their regular salary) for one 60-minute game. 

 

For example, in Super Bowl 50 the winning players will each earn a whopping $97,000, while each player on the losing team will earn $49,000. How does that stack up hisotrically? Here's a look at the winner's and loser's share from Super Bowls I-XLIX from the past 49 years. 

 

Super Bowl  Date  Winner (Share)  Loser (Share) 
XLIX  2/1/15 New England ($97,000)  Seattle ($49,000) 
XLVIII  2/2/14 Seattle ($92,000)  Denver ($46,000) 
XLVII  2/3/13 Baltimore ($88,000)  San Francisco ($44,000) 
XLVI  2/5/12 N.Y. Giants ($88,000)  New England ($44,000) 
XLV  2/6/11 Green Bay ($83,000) Pittsburgh ($42,000) 
XLIV  2/7/10 New Orleans ($83,000)  Indianapolis ($42,000) 
XLIII  2/1/09 Pittsburgh ($78,000)  Arizona ($40,000) 
XLII  2/3/08 N.Y. Giants ($78,000)  New England ($40,000) 
XLI  2/4/07 Indianapolis ($73,000)  Chicago ($38,000) 
XL  2/5/06 Pittsburgh ($73,000)  Seattle ($38,000) 
XXXIX  2/6/05 New England ($68,000)  Philadelphia ($36,500) 
XXXVIII  2/1/04 New England ($68,000)  Carolina ($36,500) 
XXXVII  1/26/03 Tampa Bay ($63,000)  Oakland ($35,000)
XXXVI  2/3/02 New England ($63,000)  St. Louis ($34,500) 
XXXV  1/28/01 Baltimore ($58,000)  N.Y. Giants ($34,500) 
XXXIV  1/30/00 St. Louis ($58,000)  Tennessee ($33,000)
XXXIII  1/31/99 Denver ($53,000)  Atlanta ($32,500) 
XXXII  1/25/98 Denver ($48,000)  Green Bay ($29,000) 
XXXI  1/26/97 Green Bay ($48,000)  New England ($29,000) 
XXX  1/28/96 Dallas ($42,000)  Pittsburgh ($27,000) 
XXIX  1/29/95 San Francisco ($42,000)  San Diego ($26,000) 
XXVIII  1/30/94 Dallas ($38,000)  Buffalo ($23,500) 
XXVII  1/31/93 Dallas ($36,000)  Buffalo ($18,000) 
XXVI  1/26/92 Washington ($36,000)  Buffalo ($18,000) 
XXV  1/27/91 N.Y. Giants ($36,000)  Buffalo ($18,000) 
XXIV  1/28/90 San Francisco ($36,000)  Denver ($18,000) 
XXIII  1/22/89 San Francisco ($36,000)  Cincinnati ($18,000) 
XXII  1/31/88 Washington ($36,000)  Denver ($18,000) 
XXI  1/25/87 N.Y. Giants ($36,000)  Denver ($18,000) 
XX  1/26/86 Chicago ($36,000)  New England ($18,000) 
XIX  1/20/85 San Francisco ($36,000)  Miami ($18,000) 
XVIII  1/22/84 L.A. Raiders ($36,000)  Washington ($18,000) 
XVII  1/30/83 Washington ($36,000)  Miami ($18,000) 
XVI  1/24/82 San Francisco ($18,000)  Cincinnati ($9,000) 
XV  1/25/81 Oakland ($18,000)  Philadelphia ($9,000) 
XIV  1/20/80 Pittsburgh ($18,000)  Los Angeles ($9,000) 
XIII  1/21/79 Pittsburgh ($18,000)  Dallas ($9,000)
XII  1/15/78 Dallas ($18,000)  Denver ($9,000) 
XI  1/9/77 Oakland ($15,000)  Minnesota ($7,500) 
1/18/76 Pittsburgh ($15,000)  Dallas ($7,500) 
IX  1/12/75 Pittsburgh ($15,000)  Minnesota ($7,500) 
VIII  1/13/74 Miami ($15,000)  Minnesota ($7,500) 
VII  1/14/73 Miami ($15,000)  Washington ($7,500) 
VI  1/16/72 Dallas ($15,000)  Miami ($7,500) 
1/17/71 Baltimore ($15,000) Dallas ($7,500) 
IV  1/11/70 Kansas City ($15,000)  Minnesota ($7,500) 
III  1/12/69 N.Y. Jets ($15,000)  Baltimore ($7,500)
II  1/14/68 Green Bay ($15,000)  Oakland ($7,500) 
1/15/67 Green Bay ($15,000)  Kansas City ($7,500) 

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