JuJu Smith-Schuster: "I see myself being with Pittsburgh for a really long time"
The Pittsburgh Steelers finally retained one of their top wide receivers in free agency. It looked like it couldn't be possible to retain JuJu Smith-Schuster going into free agency because the Steelers were having a hard time with their cap, but they both managed to get a deal done. The deal is a one-year, $8 million dollar deal that allows the Steelers to finally get their cap situation handled by 2022. The Steelers could potentially walk into 2022 with $120 million dollars in cap.
JuJu recently did an interview and said the past 24 hours has been the craziest time of his life dealing with free agency. He says the Steelers offer was the 3rd lowest offer on the table and Kansas City Head Coach Andy Reid as well as the Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh both reached out to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Ultimately JuJu decided to stay loyal to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Heading into 2021 JuJu Smith-Schuster says he feels the Pittsburgh Steelers have a chance. He says the Steelers will have to draft well and get guys who can play early. He is right the Steelers have lost some key players, but if the Steelers fix their offensive line and draft an elite running back the Steelers should be back in contention.
JuJu Smith-Schuster also addressed Fortnite and says he was just messing around with people when he was on Fortnite changing jerseys. Especially in regards to the Miami Dolphins jersey. Many people don't realize JuJu loves to troll a little bit and the media always seems to bite. He ended the interview by saying we have one more year, 12 months to go to work and do what we can do and then become a free agent again. So, if that's possible to stay in Pittsburgh for another four more years, why not?
The Steelers love loyalty and they tend to compensate players who stay with the organization in a big way. I expect the Steelers to extend JuJu Smith-Schuster in 2022 and keep him in Pittsburgh for quite some time. That is how the Steelers operate.