JuJu Smith-Schuster announces he’s signing with KC Chiefs
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have finally found a way to bring aboard wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster one year after initially flirting with the idea of signing him. On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver announced he was signing with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
The Chiefs originally attempted to sign Smith-Schuster last spring in free agency and got into a bit of a bidding war with the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles. However, the Steelers ended up convincing the young receiver to return for another year in Ben Roethlisberger’s final season in Pittsburgh.
According to the terms of the deal, Smith-Schuster will receive a one-year deal worth up to $10.75 million
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster announces he’s signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Smith-Schuster gives the Chiefs the secondary receiver they’ve been looking for in the wake of Sammy Watkins’ departure from the team in free agency to the Ravens after finishing out a three-year stint with the team.
Smith-Schuster is hoping to stay healthy after a frustrating year in which he played in only five games in Pittsburgh. He had only 15 catches for 129 yards last year for the Steelers.
Before that, however, Smith-Schuster proved that he could be a reliable target capable of major production in the Steelers offense, and his 215 lb. physical frame is exactly the sort of receiver needed to round out the Chiefs offense. He’s also only 25-years-old, so there’s a reason for the Chiefs front office to be optimistic about his prime years ahead.