Do players get paid for playing in the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl? How much?
Being chosen to play in the NFL Pro Bowl is a point of prestige for any football player, and those participating in the game get compensated for their time.
Being selected to the NFL Pro Bowl is an honor for a professional football player, and a good addition to any resumé. Getting chosen by fans, league executives, and fellow players is a validation of all the training and hard work a player puts into his performance, and it’s always good to know you are considered the best among your peers.
Participating in the Pro Bowl could be well worth the time of the athlete, depending on which end of the salary spectrum they belong to. For some, it’s a hefty payday after the end of the regular season, but for others, it’s practically small change.
The Pro Bowl payout
Everyone who plays in the game will receive a paycheck: winners take home $84,000 each, while those on the losing end will receive half of this amount at $42,000. Not bad for a few hours work, but not considered particularly huge by those who have mammoth contracts.
Take the case of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes who reportedly makes more than $137,000 per day, per SportsCenter.
The winner’s purse is considerably less than what he makes in a regular game, but this year he won’t be playing anyway as he is taking part in the Super Bowl.
Still, the prize money is nothing to sneeze at. The minimum salary for NFL players was slated to reach $705,000 for the 2022 season, and if this were divided into 18 (17 regular season games plus a bye), it would come out to a little over $39,000. This is less than even what the members of the losing team would receive in the Pro Bowl.
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