JuJu Smith-Schuster this week signed what seemed like a hefty one-year cope with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, however the vast receiver might by no means see the vast majority of the cash.
Smith-Schuster introduced on Friday that he signed with the Chiefs. It was extensively reported that the deal is price $10.75 million for one season. That will sound like some huge cash for a participant who had simply 15 catches in 5 video games final yr, however the deal is loaded with incentives.
In accordance with Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Speak, Smith-Schuster’s one-year deal has a base worth of $3.25 million. That may come within the type of base wage, signing bonus, exercise bonuses, and per-game roster bonuses. The remainder of the cash — $7.5 million — can be paid if solely Smith-Schuster and the Chiefs hit sure benchmarks. For instance. Smith-Schuster will get an extra $2 million if Kansas Metropolis reaches the AFC Championship Recreation.
With all that in thoughts, the contract seems to be like a discount for the Chiefs. Smith-Schuster had 97 catches for 831 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2020, and that was with backup quarterbacks after Ben Roethlisberger damage his elbow. His manufacturing with the Pittsburgh Steelers was inconsistent, however that was probably a product of Huge Ben’s declining ability set.
If Smith-Schuster matches in with Kansas Metropolis’s offense, he might be a precious weapon for Patrick Mahomes.