Do players get extra money for playing in and winning the Super Bowl?

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow warms up before a practice session on Friday.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

According to the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, players can line their pockets with a few extra thousands depending on if their side hoists the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.

Players on the winning team will receive $150,000, while the losers will get $75,000. In stark defiance of the Notorious B.I.G.’s famous 1997 hit, more money actually represents less problems for players Sunday.

That check will clear within 15 days after the game has ended, according to the labor agreement. There are exceptions, however — any player who’s been on a team’s active or inactive list for just the team’s last three games or less will receive only half those amounts.

For those who had a chance with the Rams and Bengals earlier in the season but will be watching the Super Bowl from their living room couch, the labor agreement also dictates that anyone who isn’t on the roster now but was for at least three and not more than seven games in the regular season will get half the payout ascribed to members of winning and losing teams.