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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the 2021 Super Bowl—here's how much money they'll earn

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An aerial view of Raymond James Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LV on January 31, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team to play and win in the the Super Bowl in their home stadium, beating defending Super Bowl LIV Champions the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Buccaneers will earn $130,000 per player for winning the big game, according to the NFL's collective bargaining agreement with the Players Association. Players on the Chiefs will each receive $65,000.

The Buccaneers have already collected $125,000 per player in post-season pay. That includes $33,000 for winning the wild card round, $33,000 for winning the divisional playoffs and $59,000 for winning the conference championship.

The Chiefs have earned $122,000 per player so far. Because the Chiefs were a first round bye in the wild card round, they received $3,000 less than players on teams that played and won their wild card round.

The Buccaneers victory on Sunday made their total post-season winnings $255,000 per player. The Chiefs walked away with total winnings of $187,000 per player.

For players to qualify for the full post-season earnings, including the Super Bowl bonus, they have to be on their team's active or inactive list for at least three previous games, per the CBA. Every player who qualifies will receive the same amount, regardless of their position.

Players who were on either team's active or inactive list for at least eight games during the season, even if they aren't now, are also eligible for the bonuses. Players who were on either list for three to seven games will receive half the bonus amounts.

The highest-paid player on the field this year was Tom Brady, with an average annual salary of $25 million. Brady's win gave him a record-breaking seventh Super Bowl title, more Super Bowl wins than any franchise. Brady also became Super Bowl MVP for a fifth time, breaking his own record.

This story has been updated to reflect the results of Super Bowl LV.

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