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Ask anyone who’s ever coached or played professional football – winning the Super Bowl is no easy feat, in fact, it’s darn near impossible.
Every year, thirty-two NFL franchises from both conferences brutally compete for eighteen weeks during the regular season just to qualify for one of the fourteen postseason spots that are available.
Then, after a Wild Card round, a Divisional round and a Conference round of playoffs, two final teams remain, one from the AFC and the other from the NFC, and they compete for one of the most coveted prizes in professional sports, the Lombardi Trophy, given to the Super Bowl Champion of that year.
It’s true, winners of every Super Bowl also make an extra paycheck and receive a special ring.
In terms of the paycheck, it’s (relatively) substantial – when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, every Bucs player received an extra bonus worth $150,000, which gets added onto what they already received for winning the Wildcard playoffs ($42,500), the Divisional playoffs ($42,500), the conference playoffs ($65,000), bringing their postseason total to $300,000.
The Kansas City Chiefs players, who lost that Super Bowl, also received some extra money for playing, each getting $75,000 for their SB appearance, plus what they already received for winning the Wild Card Playoffs ($42,500), the Divisional playoffs ($42,500) and the conference playoff ($65,000), bringing their postseason total to $225,000.
Besides bragging rights and cash, Super Bowl winners receive an incredibly valuable ring, specially designed and built for the occasion.
150 rings are made and given to the 53 players plus the coaches, executives and others, with the total cost at about $5 million for all the rings combined, making each one worth about $36,000.
The Buccaneers’ last ring reportedly contains 15 carats of white diamond and 14 karat yellow and white gold, but the most interesting feature is a twist-off top that reveals a whole separate level featuring a hand-engraved, three-dimensional replica of their home field, Raymond James Stadium.
If you include the teams that have moved to other cities, 20 total NFL franchises have won in a Super Bowl.
In a league of 32 teams, that means that 12 of them have never won in a Super Bowl.
Eight NFL teams have appeared in the Super Bowl at some point but have never won one, and four teams have never even been there at all.
12 NFL franchises have won multiple Super Bowls.
32 different NFL head coaches have won a Super Bowl championship, 13 of them have multiple wins.
The leader of the group is New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, whose teams have earned 6 Lombardi trophies under his leadership with nine total appearances.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll is next in line with four championship rings, while San Francisco 49ers’ Bill Walsh and the Washington Redskin’s Joe Gibbs have 3 Super Bowl wins apiece.
Nine NFL head coaches have won two Super Bowls, and the rest in the list have won ‘just’ one, still a unique and remarkable feat in their careers.
There are multiple reasons why just about everyone calls Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady the GOAT (greatest of all time), like his longevity (he’s 44-years old and still playing) and his football IQ (he helps rookies play like pros), but his biggest claim to fame has to be the number of times he’s taken his teams to the Big Game and certainly the number of times he’s won it.
Brady leads the quarterback pack with 10 Super Bowl appearances and 7 Super Bowl wins, and they are Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII, and LV.
Next in line are San Francisco 49ers’ legend Joe Montana and Pittsburgh Steelers’ stud Terry Bradshaw with 4 Lombardi trophies apiece, and then Dallas Cowboys’ superstar Troy Aikman with 3 to his name.
Eight NFL quarterbacks have been victorious in two Super Bowl Championships, and they are:
And twenty total great quarterbacks won in just one Super Bowl game.
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Super Bowl LVII will be played in a few weeks (Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 pm ET).
The Philadelphia Eagles are predicted to be the next Super Bowl champs, the odds of them winning were listed at -125.
Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]More info on Mike Lukas
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