JuJu Smith-Schuster: Andy Reid recruited me by texting me Lombardi Trophy pictures

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After briefly testing free agency, JuJu Smith-Schuster decided to re-sign with the Steelers this offseason. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid had a tempting approach to try to get Smith-Schuster to Kansas City.

Smith-Schuster said Reid wanted him to know he had a great chance to win a Super Bowl ring in Kansas City, and so Reid texted Smith-Schuster pictures of the Lombardi Trophy in an attempt to try to get him to sign with the Chiefs.

“Andy Reid was just calling me and he was sending me Lombardi Trophy pictures, like constantly,” Smith-Schuster said on Michael Irvin’s podcast, via 610 Sports Radio. “We had a good talk, so it would have been KC after the Steelers. Like, he texted [Lombardi Trophy pictures] to me while I was trying to make a decision, and you know I have so much respect for him and his team, so yeah.”

It didn’t work for Reid, and Smith-Schuster decided to stay in Pittsburgh — where he may be able to compete for a ring, but where the betting odds say his chances aren’t as good as they’d be in Kansas City.

51 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster: Andy Reid recruited me by texting me Lombardi Trophy pictures

  1. Better than pictures Brett Favre used to send to tempt people for sure.

  2. I’m guessing the steelers offered you ALOT more money. Because if you didn’t want to play in the Chiefs offense but rather in the Steelers one, you need to get a CT pronto.

  3. I’ve lost all respect for Coach Andy. He probably has pictures of the Lombardi trophy in his wallet instead of family pictures.

  4. Sent the wrong pictures. He should have sent pictures of stacks of money instead.

  5. MAYBE A PICTURE OFA FOGGED UP COVID SHIELD, AND A BAD MUSTACHE WOULDA BEEN MORE APPROPRIATE 🙂

  6. Hey Andy you do know it’s your defense that’s holding you back right?

  7. Juju is soooo immature. What is he proving by talking about this?

    Who is he trying to convince here?

  8. Andy Reid has earned the Right to send Lombardis to recruit a player.

  9. He couldn’t text him pictures of the LATEST Super Bowl trophy won. That’s sitting in Tampa Bay.

  10. Don’t worry juju, you won’t be in a super bowl as a player, as a tic tok enthusiast, maybe

  11. He should have sent him a picture of 5 yards of field, because that would be the longest route you can run in KC with their offensive line

  12. It would have been hilarious if he sent him multiple gifs of juju being lit up in different angles

  13. maximusintoxicus says:
    April 8, 2021 at 3:09 pm
    He couldn’t text him pictures of the LATEST Super Bowl trophy won. That’s sitting in Tampa Bay.

    REFS

  14. Did he send pictures of the Steeler’s SIX Lombardi trophy’s or the two of the Chefs?

  15. mookie34 says:
    April 8, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve lost all respect for Coach Andy. He probably has pictures of the Lombardi trophy in his wallet instead of family pictures.

    ——————————

    Who carries pictures in their wallets anymore?

  16. Juju is annoying. Him dancing Iike a teenage girl is annoying. His face is annoying. A grown man being called “juju” is annoying. It really is true, the older you get – the more you hate young people. They’re stupid.

  17. It’s obvious JuJu decided to remain with an organization that has a legacy and dynasty (Steelers) rather than a team that has been irrelevant for the history of the NFL until recently (Chefs).

  18. Sounds exactly like what the bombastic mustache would do. Sure Juju. Let’s be real here. Did anyone honestly talk to him besides Pitt? If they did, why?

  19. Ever since the Steelers were gifted a Lombardy against Seattle…..they lost all credibility.

  20. I still like Juju and I root for him. But it’s strange that such a statistically middling receiver (outside of that one season) has such a high profile.

  21. Juju hasnt done a darn thing since AB left. He isnt even a top 30 WR…Chiefs dodged that bullet!

  22. jed699 says:
    April 8, 2021 at 3:37 pm
    I still like Juju and I root for him. But it’s strange that such a statistically middling receiver (outside of that one season) has such a high profile.

    5 2 Rate Thi

    Jersey Sales, in a profit sharing league he’s good for all parties involved.

  23. jackedupboonie says:
    April 8, 2021 at 3:37 pm
    Ever since the Steelers were gifted a Lombardy against Seattle…..they lost all credibility.

    6 8 Rate This

    Tho a fair argument, for calls were bizarre. And being it only ever happens for the Steelers, all other 31 teams have never had a call away there way. Fair enough. Since 2006, Steelers have gone 153-86-1. With 2 super bowl appearances and 1 title. Challenge me, but that probably fairs better then 80% of the league since then 🙂

  24. Another text truth about Andy Reid, He has his own avatar for when he sends text messages to his former assistant coach Matt Nagy. It is a picture of Andy Reid carrying a bag of pancakes.

  25. flaccotoboldin says:
    April 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm
    Juju is soooo immature. What is he proving by talking about this?

    At least Juju isn’t the 64 year old texting pictures of a trophy

  26. I cant see the chiefs going back to the sb for a little while so he wouldnt be seeing any lombardis. They already had their run.

  27. Andy should have made some tik tok dance videos and sent him those instead. Probably woulda hit closer to home for juju lol.

  28. The offer had to be similar financially so why not KC if JuJu is ring chasing? His stats would blow up too between Hill & Kelce.

  29. If Andy would’ve sent a video of himself dancing over a logo–I bet that would’ve sealed the deal.

  30. If I had a Lombardi I’d be using that puppy to recruit free agents too

  31. Some people are not motivated by winning

    Trent Williams is another one content to stay on a losing team

  32. I’m kinda glad the chiefs didn’t pick up Juju. Spent too much time with MR. Big Chest, now Juju has an AB mentality.

  33. He obviously doesn’t care about winning a superbowl. The Steelers have a chance to but much more likely to in KC with Mahomes. That being said, if I was JuJu, I would always go after the money. It’s a business with an opportunity to make incredible amounts of money to play a game and a small window to do it. You should be going after the money first.

  34. JuJu’s not smart. If you want a 1 year deal to get you to the big money, who best to get you the ball? Ben is a shell of his former self and is done by week 10. He should have gone to KC

  35. I love it whenever people ask “why is he talking about this?” – it’s because he’s a pro athlete and probably does at least a couple of interviews every week and most interviewers aren’t very good and ask inane questions so they end up talking about all kinds of stuff.

    There is no “shut up and play football”, players are mandated to make themselves available to the media.

  36. I don’t know, but I’d be willing to bet Andy is happy he didn’t sign with them. This kid seems like someone who would come in and rock the boat. Andy can handle different personalities, as long as everyone is pulling in the same direction. I just don’t think this guy is a team first guy.

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