Now that Super Bowl 46 is in the books and when the excitement of a thrilling second half begins to fade, fiscal realities will inevitably take over. Certain players from the big game can likely expect to be in for a major payday, following their exploits on super Sunday.
Those athletes who made the big plays that defined the game will be first in line to reap the rewards. Pending free agents will now be able to use their title game performances to increase their respective value on the open market.
For those who disappointed on the big stage, their futures could now lie away from the Super Bowl participants. Here is a list projecting the five biggest contracts that will come about as a result of this season's Super Bowl.