JuJu Smith-Schuster sees return to Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t reached a deal with JuJu Smith-Schuster this offseason, but a trip back to the city opened his eyes to a possible comeback.
Smith-Schuster was in town for a Final Farewell charity event to benefit local foundations across town. He wasn’t expecting a lot of people, but after watching the hundreds of fans arrive in the Strip District, he felt something special about Pittsburgh.
“Steelers fans are always loyal no matter where you go,” Smith-Schuster said. “I have so many Steelers fans but I also have so many JuJu fans. Being here, it shows. I thought I was going to have a hundred people. I think about 400 people are here, plus , and the line continues. .”
Now he saw himself coming back. Smith-Schuster signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and left the door open for a return to the Steelers in the future.
“I could see myself here,” Smith-Schuster told Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Even today, it shows a lot, that I still have fans here who come to support me.”
Smith-Schuster recorded 169 catches, 2,343 yards and 14 touchdowns in a Steelers uniform. He also made his only Pro Bowl.
The Steelers have contract negotiations with Diontae Johnson this season or next, and then Chase Claypool will look for a new deal after that. If one doesn’t work out, Pittsburgh could have an opening for a wide comeback.
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