JuJu Smith-Schuster turned down offers from the Chiefs and Ravens to sign a one-year deal to remain with the Steelers last offseason. Ironically, Smith-Schuster faced one of the teams that he turned down in the wild card round of the AFC playoffs. Roughly three months after undergoing shoulder surgery, Smith-Schuster caught five passes in Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Chiefs.
As he is set to enter free agency again, Smith-Schuster expressed his desire to remain in Pittsburgh during his postgame press conference. He again reiterated his desire to re-sign with the Steelers via his Twitter account on Monday.
“I’ve said it before and have the same stance: I’d love to be Pittsburgh for life,” Smith-Schuster wrote. “I hope we can make this happen this offseason and I want to be part of this franchise’s return to glory. It’s not a matter of if, but when, and I hope I’m wearing the black and gold, celebrating a Super Bowl with these fans, when it happens.”
A 2017 second-round pick out of USC, Smith-Schuster quickly burst on to the scene during his rookie season in Pittsburgh. After scoring eight touchdowns during his rookie season,…