JuJu Smith-Schuster

Wide Receiver

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $10,280,392 (3.88% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $8,000,000 (2.91% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Contract Value: $25,500,000 ($8,500,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 35/391 at WR

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202327$1,100,000$2,633,333$1,000,000$1,100,000$4,674,5092.1%
202428$7,000,000$2,633,333$1,000,000$7,000,000$10,280,3923.9%
202529$6,500,000$2,633,334$1,000,000$0$10,133,3343.9%
Total$14,600,000$7,900,000$3,000,000$8,100,000$25,088,235

Contract Notes

JuJu Smith-Schuster signed a three year, $25.5 million contract with the Patriots. $16 million is guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$8.5M
$17M
$25.5M
Old Money202320242025
Cash Due$352,941$9,647,059$8,000,000$7,500,000
Running Cash$10,000,000$18,000,000$25,500,000
Career Earnings: $32,015,484
Career APY: $4,573,641
Potential Earnings: $47,515,484
Total Guarantees: $27,474,476
Largest Cash Payment: $10,200,000 (2022)
Largest Cap Number: $10,280,392 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedExpired20174$4,195,778$1,048,945$1,984,476$4,168,42599.3%$1,042,106
SteelersUFAExpired20211$8,000,000$8,000,000$7,000,000$8,000,000100.0%$8,000,000
ChiefsUFAExpired20221$3,760,000$3,760,000$2,490,000$10,200,000271.3%$10,200,000
PatriotsUFAActive20233$25,500,000$8,500,000$16,000,000$9,647,05937.8%$9,647,059
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers5$12,168,425$2,433,685$6,568,4250.0%$5,600,0000.0%
Chiefs1$10,200,000$10,200,000$3,700,0000.0%$00.0%
Patriots1$9,647,059$9,647,059$4,674,5090.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Steelers$465,000$297,869$0$0$465,000$735,5160.4%$1,629,123
2018Steelers$655,717$297,869$0$0$328,000$953,5860.5%$655,717
2019Steelers$846,434$297,869$0$0$0$1,144,3030.6%$846,434
2020Steelers$1,037,151$297,869$0$0$0$1,335,0200.7%$1,037,151
2021Steelers$1,000,000$1,400,000$0$0$0$2,400,0001.3%$8,000,000
2022Chiefs$1,035,000$1,455,000$1,020,000$250,000$1,035,000$3,700,0001.8%$10,200,000
2023Patriots$1,100,000$2,633,333$1,000,000$0$1,100,000$4,674,5092.1%$9,647,059
2024Patriots$7,000,000$2,633,333$1,000,000$0$7,000,000$10,280,3923.9%$8,000,000
2025Patriots$6,500,000$2,633,334$1,000,000$0$0$10,133,3343.9%$7,500,000
Total$19,639,302$11,946,476$4,020,000$250,000$9,928,000$35,356,660$47,515,484
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Steelers2022$5,600,000$0
Total$5,600,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2017141063.8%11.5%000.004977415.8600
2018160085.9%0.4%11313.00111142612.8711
2019124057.2%0.5%000.004255213.1311
2020160084.1%0.7%000.00978318.6900
202150018.9%0.2%393.01151298.6000
2022160166.6%0.0%000.007893312.0300
2023114043.9%0.2%000.00292609.0100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$1,507,000$8,500,000
Injury Adjusted$2,912,636$6,375,000
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OTC Valuation $4.3M $8.7M $13M $17.4M $21.7M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $9,208,000 $7,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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