Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster went past 900 receiving yards in the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at the Allegiant Stadium, which ensures that he will be earning around $500,000 in incentives as per his contract with the franchise.
This season, around $3 million was up for grabs for Smith-Schuster, and he has managed to get his hands on the entire amount.
Here’s a breakdown of his contract:
JuJu Smith-Schuster’s base salary for the season is $1,035,000, while the signing bonus was $1,455,000. The roster salary is $300,000 while his workout bonus is $250,000.
Therefore, the guaranteed amount he is set to earn by the end of the season is around $2.49 million. His per-game active bonus comes to around $60,000 ($1.02M, 5 LTBE).
The 26-year-old has already earned his catch benefits of around $1.5 million. According to his contract, if he managed 40 receptions in a season, he would have gotten an incentive of half a million dollars, but now that he has crossed 50 receptions, the Chiefs’ wide receiver has earned himself $1 million.
According to the yard incentives he was supposed to receive, the Chiefs had to pay him $500,000 for 500 yards and double the same for 600 yards. Surpassing all this, Smith-Schuster has managed 900 receiving yards, which, according to the contract, is set to make him richer by $1.5 million.
He has also earned the $1.5 million incentives that was set for him if he managed to make more than 65% of the Chiefs’ total playing time this season.
There are also other incentives in the mix that he could earn as the season progresses. If he makes it to the Pro Bowl, he will earn another million.
Smith-Schuster is set to pocket another million bucks if the Chiefs manage the AFC Championship Win ( with 50% snaps). He can earn another million if they win the Super Bowl (again with 50% snaps).