JuJu Smith-Schuster headed to Kansas City

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AFC West teams are in an arms race. A day after the Raiders added Davante Adams in a trade with the Packers, JuJu Smith-Schuster announced on social media he is headed to the Chiefs.

“I am going to play with a future Hall of Fame quarterback, . . . with one of the best to ever do it,” Smith-Schuster told Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Media. “My goal as a player is to win, so I’m going to Kansas City with the hopes of winning a Super Bowl.”

Smith-Schuster will sign a one-year, $10.75 million deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

He is another weapon for Patrick Mahomes, who missed Sammy Watkins last season after the wideout left for Baltimore. Smith-Schuster joins a talented group of skill position players that includes tight end Travis Kelce and receiver Tyreek Hill.

Smith-Schuster returned to the Steelers on a one-year deal for 2021 but dislocated his shoulder, requiring surgery in October. He played only five games, catching 15 passes for 129 yards, but he did return for the postseason loss to the Chiefs.

72 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster headed to Kansas City

  1. Wow. Would like to hear from KC fans of whether they approve of this move and why or why not.

  2. This division will be fun to watch them beat each other up and make it impossible to get the #1 playoff seed.

  3. Lol, they need to score a lot because their defense is trash. Good pickup, hopefully they draft defenders now.

  4. He’s no Adams, but they needed another body that’s at least plausible, so mission accomplished?

  5. AFC west is going to be insane! No way the Raiders are in the mix with the Chargers and Chiefs!!

  6. Those AFC west teams are going to murder each other during the year. Good luck having anything left for the playoffs.

  7. Haters gonna hate. That’s the X receiver the chiefs have been missing. Touchback6 will have to come on and comment about 1year dynasty and the Chiefs “cap hell” everyone in the AFC is tired of them beating up on them. Especially the AFC W.

  8. 1 year deal, so it’s a rental in an ever closing window.

    KCs drafts have been horrible lately where they have no confidence in promoting anyone.

  9. This was the first story I saw when I looked at the latest news and I thought, “Wow, that’s a big story.” Then I scrolled down.

  10. When the Chiefs run out multiple receiver sets now i dare teams to try and double anyone. Its truly March Madness. The Chiefs went and Boost some Horsepower After back to back SuperBowl appearances with 4 straight AFC Conference Championship under Mahomes they figure lets spice things up by getting out of Cruise Control.

  11. The chiefs had probably the top rated draft of any team last year…good draft grades touchback6..

  12. This is actually a smart move for him. He will put up gaudy numbers in that offense and based on that get a huge deal next year with Washington, Miami, or some other stupid team.

  13. JUJU Smith-Schuster and Jackson Mahomes in the same building…..

    The Tik Tok servers are going to blow up.

  14. touchback6 says:
    March 18, 2022 at 5:04 pm
    1 year deal, so it’s a rental in an ever closing window.

    KCs drafts have been horrible lately where they have no confidence in promoting anyone.
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    Literally just had two guys named to the All Rookie First Team, not to mention guys like Sneed and Trey Smith found in the late rounds. Yeah, just horrible.

  15. JuJu,

    Thank you for your time in Pittsburgh. Now, you can drop balls and cost chances to get into the playoffs with the Chiefs!

  16. 11 100 yard games with AB and 1 since he left. He may thrive under KC’s current receiving corps if he stays healthy

  17. JuJu’s an Anquan Boldin type possession/slot receiver who’s specialty is making clutch catches and moving the chains. As as Steelers fan I’ll miss his effort and determination.

  18. Chiefs are picking up a tough competitor and a very good slot receiver
    for Mahomie to target. Chiefs offense will benefit from his blocking
    ability. He also has very reliable hands and can make the tough catch.
    Hate to see JuJu go, but Steelers couldn’t match his salary demands.
    Wishing him good health and much success.

  19. KCs drafts have been horrible lately where they have no confidence in promoting anyone.

    Who do you think you are Mel Kiper? You trash everyone’s drafting but the Pats and say NKeal Harry is a beast.LOL

    Wish JUJu the best but if he doesn’t produce he is done with a burned bridge to boot.

  20. browns2022 says:
    March 18, 2022 at 5:22 pm
    Tom Brady may have to retire again to get back to the top of the headlines.

    2215Rate This

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    lol!!

    winner!

  21. Ruth Langmore is apparently managing the salary cap with this team.

  22. touchback6 says:
    March 18, 2022 at 5:04 pm
    1 year deal, so it’s a rental in an ever closing window.

    KCs drafts have been horrible lately where they have no confidence in promoting anyone.

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    Sort of how the pats went on a spending spree last year huh?

  23. Who do you think you are Mel Kiper? You trash everyone’s drafting but the Pats and say NKeal Harry is a beast.LOL
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    He doesn’t believe most of the things he says, it’s just so people will pay attention to him.

  24. This has been absolutely the best NFL free agency ever. It’s like a soap. Young and the restless, only better. Much better!

  25. touchback6 says:
    March 18, 2022 at 5:04 pm
    1 year deal, so it’s a rental in an ever closing window.

    KCs drafts have been horrible lately where they have no confidence in promoting anyone

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    Meanwhile BB has done nothing to improve a defense that gave up a TD to the Bills on every possession except the a kneel-down

  26. codylshs00 says:
    March 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm
    The chiefs had probably the top rated draft of any team last year…good draft grades touchback6.
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    Not surprising since according to tb6 everyone besides Bill Belichick/The Patriot’s is doing something wrong.

  27. Sometimes I wonder if we’d even be talking about this guy if his name was Mike instead of JuJu…

  28. TB6 likes to talk smack…
    Trashes Brady..
    Defends his perverted owner and talks down to any team fans…
    His time is now because Pats aren’t doing squat for the rest of his life…
    A bitter old man

  29. Look got trouble here. No way he and Mahomes can have a good relationship due to PM’s brother. The social media war will be too much for JuJu

  30. TB6 likes to talk smack…
    Trashes Brady..
    Defends his perverted owner and talks down to any team fans…
    His time is now because Pats aren’t doing squat for the rest of his life…
    A bitter old man
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    I think it’s starting to dawn on him that the Bills are far better than the Patriots.

  31. I think it’s starting to dawn on him that the Bills are far better than the Patriots.

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    You are giving him far too much credit for critical thinking….stop please. Some people thrive on being negative…..

  32. I think it’s starting to dawn on him that the Bills are far better than the Patriots.

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    I think you’re right but he likes to run his mouth….

  33. I think you’re right but he likes to run his mouth….
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    It’s the only way he can get anyone to notice him.

  34. Chiefs 2021 draft was the best in the entire league. 2 starting lineman, highest rated rookie ever, Kelces replacement in 2-3 years and an all world ILB. And they traded a 1st for a pro bowl LT.

  35. Patrick Mahomes, who missed Sammy Watkins last seasoN!??

    I say BS as Mercole Hardman had more yards and TDS than Sammy IR Watson!

    We did not miss Sammy!

  36. who missed Sammy Watkins last season!???

    I say BS as Mercole Hardman had more yards and TDS than Sammy IR Watson!

    We did not miss Sammy!

  37. smokesletsgo says:
    March 18, 2022 at 6:52 pm
    Most hateable team somehow just got even more hateable.

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    Smith-Schuster probably had a domestic covered up recently by Goodell, too. It’ll be hilarious when KC remains a 1 year dynasty for the next 10 years.

  38. Looking forward to all the pre-game antics from Ju Ju & Mahomes family members.

  39. Smith-Schuster probably had a domestic covered up recently by Goodell, too. It’ll be hilarious when KC remains a 1 year dynasty for the next 10 years.

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    To bad Bob “The Shaft” Kraft couldn’t cover his dalliances up…
    Enjoy your Pats mediocrity…
    The east isn’t a gimmie anymore like the last 20 years…
    Pats are yesterdays newspaper…
    A black and white TV

  40. 667s650w says:
    March 18, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    This dude is not worth almost $11M for one season….
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    I disagree. Good possession receiver, solid downfield blocker. Good get for the Chiefs.

  41. Wow. Would like to hear from KC fans of whether they approve of this move and why or why not.

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    It’s a great signing. The offense has been missing a No 2 WR after Sammy left. Watkins was injured a lot, but when he was on the field the offense was just different. You can double Hill and Kelce and still cover the rest as long as your front 4 are getting there.

    You can’t double, Kelce, Hill, and Juju and still cover everyone else, unless you’re only rushing 3. Rush 3 though and Mahomes will have all day and they will just run around wearing the defense out.

  42. The Steelers have shown over the years, an uncanny knack for knowing exactly when to cut a player loose. We’ll see.

  43. Wow. Would like to hear from KC fans of whether they approve of this move and why or why not.

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    Absolutely a good signing…
    He can be a knucklehead occasionally tho

  44. And this will work great, because he’s obviously not a #1 with a #1 corner on him. But in that #2 spot he thrives. Good signing, should open things up for Hill and Kelce too.

  45. Dear Juju, there are thousands of fans forever grateful to you gor what you did to Vintez Burfict. We owe you

  46. Provided injuries don’t hamper things, the offense just got back to its older self, and if anyone knows how to utilize his talents in the passing game it’s Reid. Pringle has really shown he’s good in certain times, but that consistent threat alongside Hill and Kelce just hasn’t been there.

    There’s still work to be done in the secondary and hopefully an early pick to compliment Nick Bolton so they can grow together. It’s already looking a lot better and between JuJu and Justin Reid the Chiefs FA hasn’t been bad at all so far.

  47. Hill, Hardman, Kelce, Shuster…with Josh Gordon in reserve (if he doesnt get suspended again)…..someone will be open.

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