The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl championship for the first time Sunday night — but both teams are about to get paid.
The Eagles won't just bring home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy. Each player will also get a nice bonus check for $112,000.
Both the Eagles and Patriots already have earned $79,000 in the postseason for their first two playoff wins ($28,000 for the divisional round and $51,000 for the conference championship), meaning both had the chance to bring home a total of $191,000.
Instead, the Patriots will receive $56,000 for Sunday's game, putting their total playoff bonus at $135,000.
Postseason pay is egalitarian, meaning the starters, backups, and injured players all take home the same amount.
Even players not on the current roster can qualify for postseason bonuses, if they were on the active or inactive lists for at least eight games that season. That's why Tom Brady's former backup Jimmy Garoppolo will actually out-earn Brady for this Super Bowl, even though Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season.
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Disclosure: NBC Sports televised Sunday's Super Bowl.