Interesting factoid I find in the interwebs — how much does a winning/losing Super Bowl player get paid?
First, most contracts for big time players have some kind of post season incentive, so there is that. But if you are a run of the mill player with a paltry $12,000,000 annual contract, it does not award you additional money for the post season games. You would get approximately $700,000 per game during the seventeen week regular season.
The players do get paid for post season games. Both the Chiefs and the 49ers had received a total of $87,000 — $31,000 for their divisional championship win, and $56,000 for their conference championship — before they arrived at the Super Bowl site.