Just four franchises remain in the running for Super Bowl LVII, and the Conference Championship match-ups this weekend decide which teams will secure safe passage to February’s game in Arizona. The elite stand tall this year with all four teams featuring at least once across the past five Super Bowls, so we are putting them under the microscope by determining which side has the heftiest salary bill.
NFL Salary Bill Of The AFC & NFC Championship Game Teams
NFC Championship Game – Philadelphia Eagles vs San Francisco 49ers
Eagles Roster Base Salary: Darius Slay ($17m), Lane Johnson ($14.15m), Jason Kelce ($1.5m), Brandon Graham ($1.5m), AJ Brown ($1.5m), Jordan Mailata ($1m), Haason Reddick ($1.08m), Dallas Goedert ($1.08m), Josh Sweat ($1.08m), Jake Elliot ($3.99m), DeVonta Smith ($940,000), Jalen Hurts ($4.2m), Avonte Maddox ($1.08m), Fletcher Cox ($1.5m), Jordan Davis ($1.02m), Derek Barnett ($1.08m), Quez Watkins ($2.74m), Landon Dickerson ($1.44m), Cam Jurgens ($1m), Milton Williams ($1.12m), Rick Lovato ($1.16m), K’Von Wallace ($1m), Nakobe Dean ($941,575), Jack Driscoll ($1m), Trey Sermom ($1.1m), Shan Bradley ($1m), Josiah Scott ($1m), Kenneth Gainwell, Zech McPhearson, Marlon Tuipulotu, Arryn Siposs, Patrick Johnson, Jack Stoll, Ian Book, Dalton Keene ($940,000), Kyron Johnson, Grant Calcaterra, Noah Ellis, Josh Jobe, Josh Sills, Reed Blankenship, Britain Covey, Christian Elliss, Janarius Robinson ($870,000), Tristin McCollum, Jualin Good-Jones, Kennedy Brooks, Jarrid Williams ($750,000).
- Total Combined Salary Bill – $86,331,023
49ers Roster Base Salary: Trent Wiliams ($19.4m), Nick Bosa ($17.85m), Arik Armstead ($15.89m), Chavarius Ward ($13.56m), Fred Warner ($12.92m), Christian McCaffrey ($11.8m), George Kittle ($11.65m), Kyle Juszczyk ($4.75m), Dre Greenlaw ($4.17m), Trey Lance ($3.76m), Jason Kinlaw ($2.72), Brandon Aiyuk ($2.31m, Oren Burks ($1.9m) George Odum ($1.34m), Aaron Banks ($1.3m), Mitch Wishnowsky ($1.1m), Ambry Thomas ($1.09m), Deebo Samuel ($1.08m), Ray-Ray McCloud ($1.08m)m Charlie Woerner ($1.01m), Drake Jackson, Deommodore Lenoir, Talanoa Hufanga, Elihaj Mitchell, AJ Parker, Ty Davis-Price, Danny Gray ($940,000), Spencer Burford, Samuel Womack, Nick Zakelj, Kalia Davis, Brock Purdy, Jordan Mason ($870,000).
- Total Combined Salary Bill – $143,482,882
AFC Championship Game – Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals
Chiefs Roster Base Salary: Frank Clark ($20.5m), Chris Jones ($19.5m), Joe Thuney ($15m), Travis Kelce ($11.25m), Justin Reid ($8.95m), Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($8.65m), Patrick Mahomes ($5.5m), Harrison Butker ($3.5m), Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($2.85m), Kadarius Toney ($1.97m), Willie Gay Jr ($1.32m), George Karlaftis ($1.24m), Nick Bolton ($1.19m), Creed Humphrey ($1.16m), James Winchester ($1.16m), John Ross ($1.08m), L’Jarius Sneed ($1.01m), Michael Danna ($1.01m), Skyy Moore ($998,204), Bryan Cook ($946,000), Trent McDuffe ($941,022), Joshua Kaindoh, Noah Gray, Trey Smith ($940,000), Leo Chenal ($934,000), Joshua Williams, Darian Kinnard, Jaylen Watson, Isiah Pacheco, Malik Herring, Jack Cochrane Nazeeh Johnson ($870,000), Ty Fryfogle, Justyn Ross ($750,000).
- Total Combined Salary Bill – $121,200,811
Bengals Roster Base Salary: Jonah Williams ($12.6m), DJ Reader ($11m), Trey Hendrickson ($9.8m), Joe Mixon ($9.4m), Tyler Boyd ($8.45m), Sam Hubbard ($7.6m), Chidobe Awuzie ($6.05m), Alex Cappa ($5.5m), BJ Hill ($4.7m), Mike Hilton ($4.3m), Ted Karras ($4m), La’el Collins ($3,5m), Brandon Wilson ($1.9m), Tee Higgins ($1.79m), Jackson Carman ($1.33m), Josh Tupou ($1.3m), Logan Wilson ($1.28m), Daxton Hill ($1.23m), Devin Asiasi ($1.13m), Joseph Ossai ($1.13m), Stanley Morgan ($1.08m), Joe Burrow, Akeem Davis-Gaither, Hakeem Adeniji, Markus Bailey ($1.01m), Cam Taylor-Britt ($975,000) Ja’Marr Chase, Cameron Sample, D’ante Smith, Evan McPhearson, Trey Hill, Chris Evans, Trenton Irwin, Jay Tufele ($940,000), Zach Carter ($935,000), Codell Volson, Tycen Anderson, Jeffrey Gunter, Drue Chrisman, Allan George ($870,000), Ben Brown ($750,000).
- Total Combined Salary Bill – $117,777,087