What do NFL Players Receive in the Post Season?

By January 20, 2022 No Comments

Once the NFL Playoffs roll around, player contracts and salaries no longer apply with each player on the 53-man roster and injured reserve at game time taking home the same amount of money during the first two rounds of the playoffs.

Players will receive the following amounts for the 2021 NFL postseason, per the latest collective bargaining agreement:

Wild Card round:

Division Winners playing in Wild Card: $42,500

Non-Division winning Wild Card teams/Division Winner with 1st round bye: $37,500

Divisional Playoff Game: $42,500

Conference Championship Game: $65,000

Super Bowl

Winning Team: $150,000

Losing Team: $75,000



Postseason payouts are nothing new to the NFL, but the amount has certainly increased over the years. Here’s a comparison of this year’s playoff shares to what they were back during the 1978 season (Super Bowl XIII):