JuJu Smith-Schuster “most likely” hitting free agency next month

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After the Steelers lost to the Chiefs in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said that he would like to return to the Steelers for “another four years” but it doesn’t sound like he expects any deal to happen before the start of the new league year.

Smith-Schuster was at the Cowboys facility on Wednesday to film a commercial with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and told reporters at a press conference that he is “most likely” going to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent next month. Smith-Schuster did the same last year, but wound up returning to the Steelers on a one-year deal.

While Smith-Schuster wasn’t ruling anything out in Pittsburgh, he did note the “very prestige” surroundings with the Cowboys and said he could see himself joining up with Prescott.

“He’s a great quarterback,” Smith-Schuster said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “Catching balls from him in a facility like this, I wouldn’t mind it. He has some good guys around him, a great team, a great organization. So you never know.”

The Cowboys have plenty to sort out at receiver with Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson set for free agency and decisions to make on Amari Cooper‘s contract. Whether any of that opens a door to Smith-Schuster will be determined at a later date.

17 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster “most likely” hitting free agency next month

  1. He is a good receiver but he’s heading into diva territory so they can let him go and draft another.

  2. This man needs two things. An imaginative OC and a QB that can accurately throw the ball past 10 yards. His first two years weren’t a fluke. What changed was Ben’s arm and the OC. I wish we will keep him.

  3. So… you’re going to another team that gets bounced out of the playoffs in the first round.

  4. Adding another self-centered malcontent to the Cowboys roster in three, two, one…

  5. JuJu benefited as a breakout #2 when Antonio Brown was #1. When AB left, JuJu didn’t have the same speed and skills to be the #1. We would love to have JuJu back, but without a strong #1, JuJu just failed to rock the world.

  6. As I recall, he hit free agency last year expecting to get a mega contract only to find teams weren’t interested so he went back to the Steelers. Now even the Steelers don’t want him. Something tells me nobody is going to want him….at least not at what he’ll be asking for. Who knows, maybe the Jets will sign him. After all, they signed Le’Veon Bell. How did that work out.

    There’s either something in the water in Pittsburgh or it’s Mike Tomlin. First AB now Ju-Ju. Claypool is the next diva WR to come out of Pittsburgh. Tomlin sure knows how to turn those guys from players to divas.

  7. Just another #3 wide receiver looking for Amari Cooper money. Steelers better served letting him walk and turfing Cesspool as well.
    Get a qb first.

  8. Maybe instead of dancing on tiktok and ruining Claypool Juju should have learned how to beat press coverage and produce outside of the slot

  9. Hard to say if he’s still any good as I’ve only seen him lately in that terrible offense Pittsburgh runs.

  10. The guy is toxic. If Amazon headhunters had internet access they’d be ordering his used jockstraps to make their poison dart venom.

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