Chiefs Standout Awarded Big Contract Bonus

Chiefs' LG Trey Smith was awarded a big payday from the NFL's performance-based bonus program
Chiefs' LG Trey Smith was awarded a big payday from the NFL's performance-based bonus program / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs' offensive guard Trey Smith will enter the final year of his rookie season this year but just earned a massive bonus from the NFL's performance-based payout program.

The NFL awards annual bonuses to players with high snap counts and low salaries. Since Smith was a sixth-round pick and quickly became one of the league's best offensive linemen, he's the ideal target for this kind of program.

In fact, Smith was given the seventh-highest bonus of any player in the league for his stellar 2023-24 season.

Chiefs News: RG Trey Smith Awarded Performance-Based Bonus from NFL

Originally drafted in 2021, Smith has been a stalwart on Kansas City's offense thanks to his physical style of play. He's endeared himself to Chiefs fans and was among many heroes during the tragic parade shooting.

Smith is in line for a huge payday once he becomes a free agent following this upcoming season. It's unclear if he'll get that raise from the Chiefs, though Kansas City will at least need to consider it.

In the meantime, this represents a lovely bonus for Smith, who has earned every penny. If he enjoys the same kind of success that he did over the last few years, he'll likely get another performance-based bonus next season as well.

The Chiefs currently have +600 odds to win the Super Bowl at DraftKings, giving them the second-best odds in the NFL. Trey Smith and the stout offensive line are a large reason why and he deserves this bonus and all that come to him in the future.

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