Juju Smith-Schuster Unlikely To Return To Pittsburgh Steelers
One of the biggest questions in the offseason is whether Juju Smith-Schuster will be back in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform. However, that question has been solved, and it is unlikely that Smith-Schuster will return.
An Instagram poll was created by Sports Illustrated, asking fans a question that said, “Will JuJu stay in Pittsburgh?” Fans were able to choose between the options “I hope so” or “That’s a negative.” Surprisingly, Smith-Schuster voted “That’s a negative” in the poll. The vote likely confirmed the rumors that he will not be returning to the Steelers in the offseason.
The wide receiver will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins, on March 17. The former Pro Bowler had expressed a desire to remain in Pittsburgh, but that is no longer the case. Pittsburgh is currently limited by their team salary cap, and the team made efforts by restructuring the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Last season, the wide receiver had 97 catches, 831 yards, and nine touchdowns. In 2018, the wide receiver earned their only Pro Bowl selection after catching 111 passes for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns.