Super Bowl 2020 prize money: How much cash do winners, losers get paid?
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs meet in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
At the end of the night, only one team will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but players on both teams will walk away with a large cash bonus, although the winners will take home double what the losers do. Players in conference championships, divisional round games and even wild-card teams also took home prize money, just for playing.
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Here’s the breakdown of the pay scale for the 2020 Super Bowl and NFL Playoffs:
- Players on the Super Bowl championship team will make $124,000.
- Players on the losing Super Bowl team will earn $62,000.
- In the AFC and NFC conference championship games, all players earned $56,000.
- In the divisional round, all players earned $31,000.
- Wild-card division winners earned $31,000.
- Other wild-card players earned $28,000.
According to CBS Sports, players who have been on each team’s 53-man roster for at least three prior games qualify for the full amounts listed above, while 53-man roster members who have not played in at least three previous games only take home half those amounts.
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Players with byes during the Wild Card round essentially worked for free during those weeks, since they do not earn any payment. The additional rest and home-field advantage in the Divisional Playoff are supposed to make up for the lack of money, according to CBS. For the 49ers, Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, that proved to be a worthwhile trade. Only the Baltimore Ravens got a Wild Card bye but went on to lose in the Divisional Round.
The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to their first Super Bowl in 50 years after defeating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 for the AFC Championship. San Francisco became the NFC champion by running by the Green Bay Packers 37-20, heading to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2012 season, and hoping to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy that has eluded them since 1995.
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