Earlier this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to a one-year deal worth $10.75 million.
On Friday, the team reportedly agreed to amend his contract. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Chiefs have increased Smith-Schuster’s per-game roster bonus from $30,000 to $60,000.
The Chiefs agreed to an amended contract for WR JuJu Smith-Schuster that increases his per-game roster bonus from $30K to $60K, per source.
Smith-Schuster can now earn an extra $510K via per-game bonuses this year.
Nice touch by the Chiefs to give him a chance for more upside.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 26, 2022
In total, Smith-Schuster can earn an extra $510,000 this season from game bonuses. That’s a generous incentive for the former USC star. Smith-Schuster missed several games last season due to injury. He’s currently battling a sore knee, but the Chiefs expect to have the veteran wideout available for Week 1.
Smith-Schuster will be asked to do a lot for the Chiefs this season, especially since the offense is trying to replace Tyreek Hill.
If Smith-Schuster can return to his 2018 form, he could have a huge year for the Chiefs and then break the bank in free agency next offseason. In five games last season, Smith-Schuster had just 15 catches for 129 yards. The Chiefs are hopeful the former second-round pick will benefit greatly from a change of scenery.