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JuJu Smith-Schuster told the NFL Network's Taylor Biscotti on Instagram Live on Thursday that the Steelers offered him a contract, but it wasn't what he was looking for (Smith-Schuster's mom said on IG last week that the Steelers didn't want him anymore). Smith-Schuster ended up signing a one-year, $10.75 million deal with the Chiefs.
The deal isn't as lucrative as it appears, however, as the contract has a base value of only $3.25 million. Of that amount, only $2.49 million is fully guaranteed at signing. The deal also includes $7.5 million in incentives, at least $2 million of which would be earned if the Chiefs at least get to the AFC Championship.
“Going with the Steelers and what they offered me, it wasn’t what I wasn’t looking for," Smith-Schuster told Biscotti. "I needed to go somewhere where I’m able to play that one year, just play and ball. And, so, the Chiefs were the best fit for me."
With Smith-Schuster now in Kansas City, many have been speculating if he would collaborate with Jackson Mahomes and do TikTok dances.
"I won’t be doing TikTok collaborations. That is not happening," Smith-Schuster said. "I’m not making TikToks with Jackson Mahomes. I’m there to just focus on ball. Have fun. Not trying to be a distraction to anyone on the team. And just go out there and just win.”
After the TikTok dances on opposing teams logos fiasco in 2020, it's probably wise of Smith-Schuster to not collaborate with Jackson Mahomes, especially since Jackson rubs a lot of people the wrong way. He comes off as very entitled just because he's the younger brother of the star quarterback.
Smith-Schuster recently did a TikTok dance with his No. 9 Chiefs jersey on, so we'll have to see if he goes back on his word and ends up doing a TikTok collaboration with Jackson Mahomes. It certainly would garner a lot of attention.