Tom Brady has earned six Super Bowl rings throughout his career as a quarterback for the New England Patriots. The rings are traditionally customized to commemorate each championship victory and each ring contains a large number of diamonds set in gold.
The designers of each year’s rings use the quantity and quality of the diamonds to raise the value of the ring. It is estimated that Brady’s first ring from Super Bowl XXXVI cost around $15,300 and its value today is roughly around $50,000.
The most recent Super Bowl championship ring from 2019 has an estimated value of over $36,500. Over the course of his career, the total value of all of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl rings is estimated to add up to over $299,000.
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Do Super Bowl losers get a ring?
No, typically only Super Bowl Champions receive a championship ring, although there are occasional exceptions. For example, the 1973 Miami Dolphins who did not win the Super Bowl, but instead had the only perfect season in NFL history, all members of the team were awarded championship rings.
The only other Super Bowl losers to be given rings are the 1976 Oakland Raiders, 1984 Miami Dolphins, 1991 Buffalo Bills and 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers although these were not official rings from the winning team, but instead, were rings from the players themselves.
What’s the most expensive Super Bowl ring ever sold?
The most expensive Super Bowl ring ever sold was the one commissioned by the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl LI win. In May 2019, the ring was purchased at an auction for $344,927. The ring was made of 10-karat white and yellow gold with diamonds, rubies, and Sapphires.
Reportedly, the ring weighed 109 grams and featured 255 diamonds and 5.1 carats of sapphires and rubies across its surface. The diamond-studded logo on the ring was flanked by the words “WORLD CHAMPIONS” and “WE ARE ALL PATRIOTS”.
The ring was also customised with the name of the owner and his jersey number as well as the score of the game.
Do Super Bowl winners pay for their rings?
Yes, Super Bowl winners pay for their rings. Generally, professional sports teams provide their players and staff with championship rings as a token of appreciation for a successful season. For Super Bowl winners, the cost of the ring is usually covered by the team owner or funded by the league.
The players or staff members themselves are responsible for the costs of the engraving and their individual ring size. The NFL provides up to $5,000 to each member of the team, which covers the expense of most of the rings.
In addition, players who cannot afford the cost of their rings may qualify for financial assistance. To date, the most expensive Super Bowl rings are those made for the 2019 Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots.
Each of these rings cost anywhere between $36,500 and $75,000, depending on the size and quality of the diamonds.
What is the highest price paid for a Super Bowl ring?
The highest price ever paid for an originally produced Super Bowl ring is $230,401. This impressive price was set in February 2018, when a Steelers Super Bowl XIII championship ring was sold in a Heritage Auctions event.
Although with an impressive price tag, the Super Bowl ring doesn’t come close to the most expensive championship jewelry ever sold. That honor is held by the “Gretzky/Messier/Gross Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup champions” ring which sold for $428,879 during a 2016 auction.
Do NFL Waterboys get Super Bowl rings?
No, NFL Waterboys typically do not receive a Super Bowl ring. While the specific policies of individual teams may vary, the Super Bowl rings are typically reserved for players and coaches who take part in the game.
The players and coaches on the winning team receive a custom-designed Super Bowl ring to commemorate their victory, however the rings are usually only available to those who actually took part in the game.
Unfortunately, the NFL Waterboys are considered part of the support staff and are not typically eligible for the championship rings.
Can NFL players go to the bathroom during a game?
Yes, NFL players can go to the bathroom during a game. Although there is no designated time for players to do so, it is not uncommon for them to take a bathroom break during the game. However, players must be aware that the clock does not stop during these breaks, meaning that the team could lose valuable game time.
To minimize the impact on game time, the team typically designates one or two players to use the restroom in the middle of a dead ball play where the clock is not running. Additionally, players are often required to wear constricting protective gear which can cause them to have to go more frequently.
Do the winners and losers both get Super Bowl rings?
Yes, both the winning and losing teams in the Super Bowl receive Super Bowl rings. The rings are designed and made each year specifically for the event by the winning team. The rings worn by the winning team usually have more diamonds and other precious stones set in them, while the losing team’s rings are usually simpler.
They both, however, will feature the Super Bowl logo, the team logos, and the year of the game. The rings are usually presented to the players, coaches, and personnel of the two teams two to four months after the game.
What happens to the Super Bowl rings of the losing team?
The Super Bowl rings created for the losing team are kept by the National Football League (NFL) and presented to the players, coaches, and executives of the team the following year. Each year, the winning team and their staff are presented with Super Bowl rings in a ceremony.
As for the losing teams, they will receive their Super Bowl rings the following year, usually a year or two after the big game. The rings are usually presented to the team at a special ceremony arranged by the league.
The rings feature the team’s logo and the name of the player or coach or executive on the front, and NFL or Super Bowl logos on the sides. The inside of the ring is then customized with words that signify team’s season and result of their Super Bowl game, such as “Super Bowl losers, XXXX season”.