Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has missed Pittsburgh’s last three games with an injury, but his side job is apparently earning him plenty of money.
Smith-Schuster is a Pro Bowl receiver, but he’s also made a name for himself in the gaming community. He consistently joins other streamers on games such as Fortnite, most notably when he teamed up with Ninja and Drake, helping to break all sorts of viewing records on the streaming platform Twitch.
As Twitch continues to grow in popularity, other companies have started joining the platform. That includes the NFL, which has partnered with Amazon (Twitch’s parent company) to stream “Thursday Night Football” games on the platform. This started in Week 4 and lasts through Week 15.
In Week 14, Smith-Schuster joined popular streamer TimTheTatman to watch the Cowboys and Bears play. A few days later he was playing Fortnite with streamer THump and revealed he earned $100,000 simply for participating in the “Thursday Night Football” stream.
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“I did a stream yesterday, with TimTheTatMan, or like two days ago, we watched the Cowboys game and I got paid 100k for that,” Smith-Schuster said.
His playing partner THump seemed surprised by Smith-Schuster’s admission, telling the receiver he probably shouldn’t have said that out loud.
“Oh, I don’t know if you’re supposed to say that but it’s all good, it’s all good,” THump said.
Smith-Schuster was talking about his payment because THump said he was surprised the receiver didn’t have more endorsements.
There’s just one more Twitch stream of Thursday Night Football this season, and that’s the Week 15 matchup between the Jets and Ravens. Streamers AngryJoe, runitup and TimTheTatman will be teaming up with the platform to help promote it once again.