Super Bowl champions win the Vince Lombardi trophy, gold-and-diamond Super Bowl rings and the prestige of being world champions. Super Bowl bonuses are also paid out to players on both sides of the ball in the big game.
Players receive incentive bonuses for advancing to the playoffs and escalating bonuses for each win. Bonuses are paid for wild-card games, divisional playoffs and Conference Championships, but the biggest bonuses are paid out for the National Football League's premiere game, the Super Bowl. Winning players who increase their own value through exceptional performance can expect to sign for richer contracts in future negotiations.