So it's been a couple of weeks since the NFL season ended with the Los Angeles Rams beating the Cincinnati Bengals to become World Champions. By the way, if you're missing football, there is a new Spring "feeder" football league starting in April as FOX and others are bringing back the USFL (which ran for several years in the 80s).
Aside from achieving life-long dreams of playing in the playoffs and Super Bowl, plays actually do get paid for these games above and beyond their regular salaries. While most NFL players make at least a million or more each season, playoffs and Super Bowl participation can net you a decent amount of cash. According to Sportrac on Twitter, each player makes an extra $42,500 per game for the WildCard and Divisional games, an extra $65,000 for the Conference Championship, and an extra $150,000 for the Super Bowl. And then some players work in Super Bowl bonuses into their contracts. Odell Beckman Jr. for example, made an extra $3 Million for the game!