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JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Steelers, WR Age: 24-139d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#62 overall), 2017 College: Southern California Agent(s): Kim Miale (Roc Nation Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    JuJu Smith-Schuster signed a 1 year, $8,000,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2021, Smith-Schuster will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,400,000 and a dead cap value of $7,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $7,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 $2,400,000 $7,000,000 $8,000,000($8,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $5,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $650,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $5,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $650,000
    2022 Contract details by year 26 - $1,400,000 $5,600,000 $5,600,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,600,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 - $1,400,000 $1,400,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $1,400,000
    2024 Contract details by year 28 - $1,400,000 $1,400,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $1,400,000
    2025 Contract details by year 29 - $1,400,000 $1,400,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $1,400,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $7M guaranteed (signing bonus)
    • 2022-2025 void years ($5.6M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    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
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards 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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - - - $8,000,000
    $3,976,951 $8,191,475 - - - - - $12,168,426
    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 11/02/2020, $5,000

      Uniform violation (socks too low)


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

      Blindside Block + Taunting against Vontaze Burfict (CIN)


    • TOTAL: $32,353

  • Transactions

    Mar 19 2021Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Nov 2 2020Fined $5,000 Uniform violation (socks too low)
    Nov 2 2020Fined $5,000 Uniform violation (socks too low)
    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)
  • 2021 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 16 16 14 923 89.4 128 97 831 8.6 51.94 9 3 3 137.1
    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 58 58 46 3,172 - 444 308 3,726 12.1 64.24 26 5 20 527.90
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $80,727,930
    • Avg. Salary: $16,145,586
    • NFL Rank: 63
    • WR Rank: 11

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • WR Rank: 0

    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
    Amari Cooper 5 $100,000,000 $20,000,000 25
    Tyreek Hill 3 $54,000,000 $18,000,000 25
    Michael Thomas 5 $96,250,000 $19,250,000 25
    Odell Beckham, Jr. 5 $90,000,000 $18,000,000 25
    Averages 4.5 $85,062,500 $18,902,778 25


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Smith-Schuster's current age (24), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    6 $113,661,288 $18,943,548


    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
    Amari Cooper 2018-2019, DAL 96.88 7.29 4.97 70.74 0.48 3.75 0.29 81
    Tyreek Hill 2017-2018, KC 96.88 7.81 5.23 85.87 0.61 6 0.29 85.5
    Michael Thomas 2017-2018, NO 100 9.25 7.16 82.81 0.44 4.15 0.16 90.95
    Odell Beckham, Jr. 2016-2017, NYG 62.5 10.5 6.3 83.45 0.65 4.05 0.7 78.05
    Average 89.07 8.71 5.92 80.72 0.55 4.49 0.36 83.88
    JuJu Smith-Schuster 2019-2020 87.5 7.11 4.96 49.39 0.43 4.95 0.32 65.15
    % Change -1.76% -18.37% -16.22% -38.81% -21.82% 10.24% 11.11% -22.33%
    Median Prime % Change -17.30%
    Average Prime % Change -12.25%


    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, $80,727,930 $16,145,586