On March 19, 2021, JuJu Smith-Schuster re-signed with the Steelers for a one-year, $8 million contract. Two weeks prior to the Steelers’ Week 1 matchup against the Buffalo Bills in August 2021, a video of him attempting the well-known milk crate challenge—which involves climbing up and down a stack of milk crates—surfaced, sparking controversy.
TikTok prohibited the challenge due to safety issues, including potential for serious injuries. After suffering a shoulder injury that ended his season during a victory over the Denver Broncos in Week 5, Smith-Schuster was put on injured reserve on October 16.
Three months later, just days before the Steelers’ Wild Card Round matchup against the Chiefs, a 21-day window was set for him, and he was activated on January 15 for that game. Smith-Schuster has five receptions for 26 yards in the Kansas City Chiefs’ Wild Card Round playoff defeat (42-21).
On March 20, 2022, Smith-Schuster committed to the Kansas City Chiefs. The contract had a maximum value of $10.75 million and lasted for one year. In a 20-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills on October 16, 2022, he scored his first touchdown while playing for the Chiefs.
Later, he went to Long Beach Polytechnic High School, the American high school with the record for producing the most football players who went on to play in the NFL, in Long Beach, California. 2014’s Smith-Schuster, a true freshman, had immediate playing time. He had four receptions for 123 yards in the first game of his career against Fresno State.
Smith-Schuster currently plays as a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Contract, Salary and Net Worth
He signed a 1 year, $3,760,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $1,455,000 signing bonus, $2,490,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,760,000.
In 2022, Smith-Schuster will earn a base salary of $1,035,000, a signing bonus of $1,455,000, a roster bonus of $1,020,000, a workout bonus of $250,000 and an incentive bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,040,000 and a dead cap value of $2,740,000.
JuJu Smith-Schuster’s net worth is estimated at around $14 million.