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JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Steelers, WR Age: 23 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#62 overall), 2017 College: Southern California Agent(s): Kim Miale (Roc Nation Sports)

Active (Knee)

Smith-Schuster did not practice Wednesday leading into Week 7 against the Titans.

 

Steelers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    JuJu Smith-Schuster signed a 4 year, $4,195,779 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $1,191,475 signing bonus, $1,847,192 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,048,945. In 2020, Smith-Schuster will earn a base salary of $1,037,152, while carrying a cap hit of $1,335,023 and a dead cap value of $297,871.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $4,195,779
    Signing Bonus $1,191,475
    Average Salary $1,048,945
    Total Guarantees $1,847,192
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,847,192
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 20 $437,648 $297,868 $735,516 $1,847,192 $1,629,123($1,629,123)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $1,847,192 2017 Cap Savings: $-1,111,676 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $1,191,475 2017 Cap Savings: $-455,959 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $953,585 2018 Dead Cap: $893,607 2017 Cap Savings: $-218,069 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $297,868 2018 Dead Cap: $893,607 2017 Cap Savings: $437,648
    2018 Contract details by year 21 $655,717 $297,868 $953,585 $1,549,324 $655,717($2,284,840)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $1,549,324 2018 Cap Savings: $-595,739 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $893,607 2018 Cap Savings: $59,978 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $953,585 2019 Dead Cap: $595,739 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $297,868 2019 Dead Cap: $595,739 2018 Cap Savings: $655,717
    2019 Contract details by year 22 $846,434 $297,868 $1,144,302 $595,739 $846,434($3,131,274)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $595,739 2019 Cap Savings: $548,563 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $595,739 2019 Cap Savings: $548,563 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $297,868 2020 Dead Cap: $297,871 2019 Cap Savings: $846,434 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $297,868 2020 Dead Cap: $297,871 2019 Cap Savings: $846,434
    2020 Contract details by year 23 $1,037,152 $297,871 $1,335,023 $297,871 $1,037,152($4,168,426)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $297,871 2020 Cap Savings: $1,037,152 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $297,871 2020 Cap Savings: $1,037,152 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $297,871 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,037,152 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $297,871 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,037,152
    2021 Free Agent Year 24 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $1.84 million guaranteed (signing bonus + 2018 salary)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $437,648 $1,191,475 - - - - - $1,629,123
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $655,717 - - - - - - $655,717
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $846,434 - - - - - - $846,434
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,037,152 - - - - - - $1,037,152
    4 seasons $2,976,951 $1,191,475 - - - - - $4,168,426
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,976,951 $1,191,475 - - - - - $4,168,426
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/05/2017, 1 game $27,353

      Blindside Block + Taunting against Vontaze Burfict (CIN)


    • TOTAL: $27,353

  • Transactions

    Dec 5 2017Suspended 1 game for violating the league's player safety rules (blindside block and taunting against Vontaze Burfict (CIN)), forfeiting $27,353 in 2017 salary with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    May 17 2017Signed a 4 year $4.19 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 28 2017Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 2 (#62 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how JuJu Smith-Schuster ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2020 PIT 5 5 5 271 77.7 28 23 194 8.4 38.80 3 0 0 39.4
    2019 PIT 12 12 12 582 57.2 71 42 552 13.1 46.00 3 1 6 71.2
    2018 PIT 16 16 13 960 85.9 166 111 1426 12.8 89.13 7 1 6 185.9
    2017 PIT 14 14 7 707 63.8 79 58 917 15.8 65.50 7 0 2 133.7
    Totals 47 47 37 2,520 - 344 234 3,089 13.2 65.72 20 2 14 430.20
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $76,327,750
    • Avg. Salary: $15,265,550
    • NFL Rank: 68
    • WR Rank: 11

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $1,048,945
    • NFL Rank: 1,035
    • WR Rank: 106

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare JuJu Smith-Schuster to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Sterling Shepard 4 $41,000,000 $10,250,000 25
    Stefon Diggs 5 $72,000,000 $14,400,000 24
    Jarvis Landry 5 $75,500,000 $15,100,000 25
    Amari Cooper 5 $100,000,000 $20,000,000 25
    Averages 4.8 $72,125,000 $15,184,211 24.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Smith-Schuster's current age (23), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    7 $107,359,413 $15,337,059


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Smith-Schuster statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Receiving Targets, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving Touchdowns, Yards After Catch, Dropped Passes, Rating

    Player GP% Rec Tgt Rec/GM Rec Yds/GM Rec TD/GM YAC Dropped Rating
    Sterling Shepard 2017-2018, NYG 84.38 7.07 4.63 59.37 0.22 4.95 0.44 69
    Stefon Diggs 2016-2017, MIN 84.38 7.67 5.48 64.89 0.41 4.15 0.3 80.4
    Jarvis Landry 2016-2017, CLE 100 9.13 6.44 66.34 0.41 5.7 0.38 81.55
    Amari Cooper 2018-2019, DAL 96.88 7.29 4.97 70.74 0.48 3.75 0.29 81
    Average 91.41 7.79 5.38 65.34 0.38 4.64 0.35 77.99
    JuJu Smith-Schuster 2018-2019 87.5 8.46 5.46 70.64 0.36 5.8 0.43 72.45
    % Change -4.28% 8.60% 1.49% 8.11% -5.26% 25.00% -22.86% -7.10%
    Median Prime % Change -1.40%
    Average Prime % Change 0.46%


    Calculated Market Value: JuJu Smith-Schuster

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    5 years, $76,327,750 $15,265,550