JuJu Staying in Pittsburgh

JuJu Smith-Schuster, #19, wide reciever for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Written by Miranda Depkon 

You don’t need to be from Pittsburgh to know how much JuJu Smith-Schuster is loved by this city, and he loves it back just as much. Recently, Smith-Schuster has gotten other offerings from NFL teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Philadelphia Eagles but turned them down. 

Not taking these has made Smith-Schuster the third wide receiver in the organization to earn a second contract, following Hines Ward and Antonio Brown. Smith-Schuster decided to take the deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers even though he says it was “probably like my third-lowest offer.”  

After Smith-Schuster decided to stay in Pittsburgh, he tweeted out, “This is my home; they’re going to need a wrecking ball to get me out of here! PITTSBURGH, I LOVE YOU, LETS GO!!!!!”  

Last year, the Steelers took a hit by the season-ending loss to the Cleveland Browns. Smith-Schuster has made a comment about this by saying, “I think they are still the same Browns that I’ve always played every year.” 

Smith-Schuster said before that last game, “I think they are nameless gray faces. They have a couple good players on their team. But at the end of the day the Browns is the Browns.”  

Dec 2, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) gestures before playing the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 19-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Also, in the 2020 season, Smith-Schuster became very popular on popular social media platform, TikTok. He would post videos of himself dancing on opponent’s logos before games. Head coach Mike Tomlin then went to Smith-Schuster when it was drawing more and more attention from opponents and the media. 


Steelers MNF #fyp video credit : @chase

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