Super Bowl LV participants big winners by the numbers on and off the field
Aside from fulfilling their desire to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in the air at their home field in Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were winners in more than one way. By the numbers, the Bucs beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV by a final score of 31-9 in the championship bout. However, players’ bank accounts from both Tampa Bay and Kansas City were big winners by reaching the NFL’s biggest stage.
For winning the Super Bowl and each round leading up to it, each Buccaneer player took home roughly $250K apiece from the league with about $130K of each player’s spoils coming from a direct result of winning the title. In comparison, the Chiefs players will still walk away with plenty of money but will only collect half ($65K) of Tampa Bay’s payout for winning the big game. In short, each Kansas City player will take home $185K from the NFL.
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and wideout Antonio Brown each emerged from Super Bowl LV with big bonuses from contract incentives. Brady collected all $2.25 million of his possible contract incentives for both reaching and then winning the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Brown received a $750K bonus for his SuperBowl contributions despite missing the NFC Championship Game at the Green Bay Packers due to a hamstring injury. For more sports coverage, click here.