It's not a mystery at all and I'm sure you already know the answer but just in case you don't here's the answer.
Juju had been sought by the Chiefs in '21 but he turned them down to stay with the Steelers. In '22 the Chiefs came calling again and with all that was going on with the Steelers he took them up on their offer this time. He signed a heavily incentivized contract to help the Chiefs keep their cap hit low since they were close to the cap. It was a $10.75M contract with incentives he thought he was likely to make so he bet on himself. At the same time the Chiefs' cap hit for him stayed low at the $3.25M base.
But I'm sure you already know all this.
He hit every incentive except 2: for making the Pro Bowl ($1M) & for playing 50% of the snaps in the AFCCG. He played 45% so he missed out on making that $1M incentive, too.
He did play 69% of the SB snaps so he got that $1M for playing 50% of the snaps in the SB.
Totaled he made $8.75M of his $10.75M contract.
What can we learn from the #Chiefs’ snap counts from Super Bowl LVII?
PFT spells it all out here.
Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster signed one of the NFL’s most incentive-heavy contracts this offseason, and his last chance to hit a major incentive is on Super Bowl Sunday.If the Chiefs win and Smith-Schuster plays at least 50 percent of their offensive snaps, he gets another $1...