JuJu Smith-Schuster has surprised himself with his success

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JuJu Smith-Schuster was voted the Steelers’ Most Valuable Player for the 2018 season, and he just turned 22 years old. Even he wasn’t expecting to play this well, this soon.

Smith-Schuster said on his visit to the PFT Live set on Radio Row that his accomplishments through two seasons have been, “Super, super higher than what I expected.”

Drafted to be, at best, a No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brown, Smith-Schuster was surprised to see himself get so many passes thrown his way.

“I went into my rookie year, second round, drafted by the Steelers with a guy like AB on our team, I didn’t really [expect] to get the ball that much,” he said. “Year two it was kind of like, Wow, this is really happening.”

It really is happening, and although Smith-Schuster said he hopes Brown remains on the team in 2019, Smith-Schuster may be the No. 1 receiver in Pittsburgh going forward.

25 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster has surprised himself with his success

  1. I love this kid, right attitude, passion good work ethic, I do feel that his success was enhanced when Brown was double covered, or when our run game heated up. Still hopeful that his success continues we need some positive momentum in all this drama.

  2. Steelers have a good one in JuJu. Will be interesting to see how he does as a true #1 if AB does in fact get the boot. But he’s got such a good attitude I think he’ll do just fine

  3. It’s just a shame he had to join a reality tv show instead of a football team. What might’ve been!

  4. I love this kid. I started following him on Twitter in the middle of ’17 and while one’s life on social is often portrayed as perfect, the young man seems very happy and doesn’t take himself too seriously. His play is excellent. His ball security is top-notch. I stole him in both of my fantasy drafts and he was consistently less expensive in DFS than AB and outplayed him. I hope he can rise above the BS and hope that Pittsburgh gets another WR to play opposite him that will draw coverage.

  5. Drafted to be, at best, a No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brow

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    that’s what he is right? am I missing something?

    To get a glimpse of JuJu’s future all you need to look at it’s how he performed the last game of the year against the worst defense in the NFL. He’s nothing without brown out there

  6. peytonwantsaflag says:
    February 2, 2019 at 8:49 am
    Drafted to be, at best, a No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brow

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    that’s what he is right? am I missing something?

    To get a glimpse of JuJu’s future all you need to look at it’s how he performed the last game of the year against the worst defense in the NFL. He’s nothing without brown out there
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    Brown didn’t play the last 2 games of the 2017 season, and was injured early in the Pats game the prior week, JuJu went 21 of 23 for 332 yds with 2 TDs in that span. Thanks, again, for pointing out he’s nothing without Brown. You did give it a good try though.

  7. Brown didn’t play the last 2 games of the 2017 season, and was injured early in the Pats game the prior week, JuJu went 21 of 23 for 332 yds with 2 TDs in that span. Thanks, again, for pointing out he’s nothing without Brown. You did give it a good try though.
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    When the worst defense in the NFL, who was missing many of their starters, shuts you down in your place in a game that was a must-win to get in the playoffs, JJSS was nowhere to be found. He is nowhere near the threat Brown is.

  8. It’s just a shame he had to join a reality tv show instead of a football team. What might’ve been!

    Better a TV show than a team know for a penchant for cheating. And for the troll asking for a friend…..judging by your post you are still looking for your first friend.
    JuJu is a true gem to be enjoyed for his spirit and his innocence along its his immense skills on the field.

  9. You know who else is surprised by JuJu’s success after only being in the league for 2 years? Antonio Brown. he knows the kid is a star in the making and he’s jealous

  10. With JuJu’s personality and work ethic he’s a real asset for the Steelers and when the team drama is finally, mercifully over with he will do a fine job as the #1 WR it’s his time

  11. Nofoolnodrool says:
    February 2, 2019 at 11:48 am
    It’s just a shame he had to join a reality tv show instead of a football team. What might’ve been!

    Better a TV show than a team know for a penchant for cheating.

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    Cheating. You mean like a head coach tripping an opposing player on return play?

  12. amurdora says:
    February 2, 2019 at 7:03 am
    Wait for the idiots to start talking about JuJu being better than AB.
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    Better player? At this point, no. Better person and teammate? I don’t know him personally, but all indications leads me to say yes. That has to count for something.

  13. theroc5156 says:
    February 2, 2019 at 11:46

    When the worst defense in the NFL, who was missing many of their starters, shuts you down in your place in a game that was a must-win to get in the playoffs, JJSS was nowhere to be found. He is nowhere near the threat Brown is.

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    Lol. So one game makes a career? I guess Brady, Manning, Farve or any other great player you can name are crap because they have all had multiple games where they didn’t play their best. He’s a young guy, hard to say if he will eclipse Browns accomplishments, or if the Steelers remain pass happy enough for him to have the opportunity.

  14. enoughofthatalready says:
    February 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    Tomlin never tripped anyone. I don’t recall him making contact with the player to create a trip.

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    Then why was he penalized and fined?

  15. Brown didn’t play the last 2 games of the 2017 season, and was injured early in the Pats game the prior week, JuJu went 21 of 23 for 332 yds with 2 TDs in that span. Thanks, again, for pointing out he’s nothing without Brown. You did give it a good try though.
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    LOL , you’re going back to the meaningless last two games of 2017? Roethlisberger didn’t even play in that Browns game did he? You Steeler fan boys are funny. Okay and then what happened the next week against Jacksonville? I looked it up for you he had five yards

  16. peytonwantsaflag says:
    February 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    Brown didn’t play the last 2 games of the 2017 season, and was injured early in the Pats game the prior week, JuJu went 21 of 23 for 332 yds with 2 TDs in that span. Thanks, again, for pointing out he’s nothing without Brown. You did give it a good try though.
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    LOL , you’re going back to the meaningless last two games of 2017? Roethlisberger didn’t even play in that Browns game did he? You Steeler fan boys are funny. Okay and then what happened the next week against Jacksonville? I looked it up for you he had five yards
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    So, what’s your point now? If BR played in the last game JuJu would have gotten 300 yds.

    Brown played in the playoff game. JuJu had 5 targets caught 3 for virtually no yards. So how did Brown’s presence benefit JuJu? Which was the original worthless point you were trying to make. Everyone knows BR had a man crush on AB, so he fed him the ball to the point of throwing INTs trying to force the ball to him.

  17. Everyone knows BR had a man crush on AB, so he fed him the ball to the point of throwing INTs trying to force the ball to him.
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    yyyyeeeeeaaaaaahhh, and that’s why Antonia is shopping for a new team. Look you all need to chill, some of you people just love your new shiny pennies – your JuJu’s, your Mahomes, your Mayfields, your TJ Watts (ha) etc- it all comes out in the was eventually.

  18. peytonwantsaflag says:
    February 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    Everyone knows BR had a man crush on AB, so he fed him the ball to the point of throwing INTs trying to force the ball to him.
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    yyyyeeeeeaaaaaahhh, and that’s why Antonia is shopping for a new team. Look you all need to chill, some of you people just love your new shiny pennies – your JuJu’s, your Mahomes, your Mayfields, your TJ Watts (ha) etc- it all comes out in the was eventually.

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    “Had” being the operative word. Of course, you missed that one. That’s usually the way it is, when a person can’t prove a point, they try to spin it in to something else to make themselves appear correct. Good job! Maybe you’re the one who should “chill.”

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