Super Bowl Player Bonus Shares

Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers
Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Clay Matthews #52 looks on after winning Super Bowl XLV. Al Bello/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

In addition to a ring and a permanent place in history, players on the winning and losing Super Bowl teams also receive a sizable bonus check.​ This money comes from an NFL postseason pool, not individual teams, according to "Money" magazine. Practice squad players don't receive bonuses but continue to get paid their regular salaries during the weeks their teams are in the playoffs, according to Joel Corry, writing on cbssports.com.

"Money" notes that to receive a Super Bowl bonus, players:

  • must have been on the 53-man roster for the Super Bowl as well as the previous three games
  • must have played in at least eight games for the team that season without being contracted to another team
  • are injured veteran players with one year of tenure who were put on the injured list during the season
  • are injured four-year veterans who went on the injured list in the preseason

Read below to see the bonuses handed out to each player on the winning and losing teams beginning with the first Super Bowl.

1967 to 1976

Jan. 15, 1967 - Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10 
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500

Jan. ​14, 1968 - Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500

Jan. 12, 1969 - New York 16, Baltimore 7 
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500

Jan.  11, 1970 - Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500

Jan. 17, 1971 - Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500

Jan. 16, 1972 - Dallas 24, Miami 3
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500 

Jan. 14, 1973 - Miami 14, Washington 7
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500 

Jan. 13, 1974 - Miami 24, Minnesota 7
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500 

Jan. 12, 1975 - Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500 

Jan. 18, 1976 - Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500 

1977 to 1986

Jan. 9, 1977 - Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
Winner: $15,000
Loser: $7,500 

Jan. 15, 1978 - Dallas 27, Denver 10
Winner: $18,000
Loser: $9,000 

Jan. 21, 1979 - Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
Winner: $18,000
Loser: $9,000 

Jan. 20, 1980 - Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles 19
Winner: $18,000
Loser: $9,000 

Jan. 25, 1981 - Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
Winner: $18,000
Loser: $9,000 

Jan. 24, 1982 - San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
Winner: $18,000
Loser: $9,000 

January 30, 1983 - Washington 27, Miami 17
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 22, 1984 - Los Angeles 38, Washington 9​
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 20, 1985 - San Francisco 38, Miami 16
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 26, 1986 - Chicago 46, New England 10
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

1987 to 1996

Jan. 25, 1987 - New York 39, Denver 20
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 31, 1988 - Washington 42, Denver 10
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 22, 1989 - San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 28, 1990 - San Francisco 55, Denver 10
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 27, 1991 - New York 20, Buffalo 19
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 26, 1992 - Washington 37, Buffalo 24
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 31, 1993 - Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
Winner: $36,000
Loser: $18,000 

Jan. 30, 1994 - Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
Winner: $38,000
Loser: $23,500 

Jan. 29, 1995 - San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
Winner: $42,000
Loser: $26,000

Jan. 28, 1996 - Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
Winner: $42,000
Loser: $27,000

1997 to 2006

Jan. 26, 1997 - Green Bay 35, New England 21
Winner: $48,000
Loser: $29,000

Jan. 25, 1998 - Denver 31, Green Bay 24
Winner: $48,000
Loser: $29,000

Jan. 31, 1999 - Denver 34, Atlanta 19
Winner: $53,000
Loser: $32,500

Jan. 30, 2000 - St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
Winner: $58,000
Loser: $33,000

Jan. 28, 2001 - Baltimore 34, New York 7
Winner: $58,000
Loser: $34,500

Feb. 3, 2002 - New England 20, St. Louis 17
Winner: $63,000
Loser: $34,500

Jan. 26, 2003 - Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
Winner: $63,000
Loser: $35,000

Feb. 1, 2004 - New England 32, Carolina 29
Winner: $68,000
Loser: $36,500

Feb. 6, 2005 - New England 24, Philadelphia 21
Winner: $68,000
Loser: $36,500

Feb. 5, 2006 - Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
Winner: $73,000
Loser: $38,500

2007 to 2017

Feb. 4, 2007 - Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
Winner: $78,000
Loser: $40,000

Feb. 3, 2008 - New York 17, New England 14
Winner: $78,000
Loser: $40,000

Feb. 1, 2009 - Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
Winner: $78,000
Loser: $40,000

Feb. 7, 2010 - New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
Winner: $83,000
Loser: $42,000

Feb. 6, 2011 - Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
Winner: $83,000
Loser: $42,000

Feb. 5, 2012 - New York Giants 21, New England 17
Winner: $88,000
Loser: $44,000

Feb. 3, 2013 - Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
Winner: $88,000
Loser: $44,000

Feb. 2, 2014 - Seattle 43, Denver 8
Winner: $92,000
Loser: $46,000

Feb. 1, 2015 - New England 28, Seattle 24
Winner: $97,000
Loser: $49,000

Feb. 7, 2016 - Denver 24, Carolina 10​
Winner: $102,000
Loser:  $51,000

Feb. 5, 2017 - New England 34, Atlanta 28​
Winner: $107,000
Loser:  $53,000

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Alder, James. "Super Bowl Player Bonus Shares." ThoughtCo, Oct. 13, 2017, thoughtco.com/super-bowl-player-bonus-shares-1335471. Alder, James. (2017, October 13). Super Bowl Player Bonus Shares. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/super-bowl-player-bonus-shares-1335471 Alder, James. "Super Bowl Player Bonus Shares." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/super-bowl-player-bonus-shares-1335471 (accessed November 20, 2017).