Super Bowl pay: What Patriots players earned for championship win

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Super Bowl 2019: What to know

Super Bowl LIII will feature the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, here's everything you need to know about the big game.

Members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots earned a double pay share for their title victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

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The NFL’s collective-bargaining agreement mandates that all players receive the same paycheck in the playoffs. Paydays depend on a team’s postseason performance rather than an individual player’s on-field prowess.

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By winning Super Bowl LIII, each Patriots player earned a $118,000 paycheck. Members of the losing team, the Los Angeles Rams, earned $59,000 each.

Postseason pay shares can be a significant downgrade for players with hefty contracts. For example, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady earned $15 million, or nearly $900,000 per week, during the 17 weeks of the 2018 NFL regular season.

Entering the Super Bowl, members of the Patriots and Rams had each earned $83,000 in playoff pay. Broken down by round, players received $29,000 for their appearance in the divisional round and $54,000 for their appearance in the conference championship. Since both teams had a bye week during the wild card round, players did not receive a pay share that week.

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For last year’s Super Bowl, members of the victorious Philadelphia Eagles each earned $112,000, while members of the losing Patriots earned $56,000.

This story was originally published on Jan. 21 and has been updated to reflect the results of Super Bowl LIII

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