JuJu Smith-Schuster Looks Like He's in Way Better Shape Than Last Season

Zach Brunner
JuJu Smith-Schuster looks to be in much better shape than last season.
JuJu Smith-Schuster looks to be in much better shape than last season. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set up for a bounce-back season, which is an interesting thing to say about an 8-8 team. However, getting Ben Roethlisberger back should be a big boost to the Steelers offense, which was inconsistent, at best, last season. On top of that, it looks like top receiving option JuJu Smith-Schuster has put in some serious offseason work.

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Most of the reports of improvements coming out of Steelers camp has been about Big Ben, saying he is in the best shape he has ever been in. It looks like the same can be said about Smith-Schuster.

JuJu was listed at a playing weight of 215 pounds last season. In these images posted to the wide receiver's Instagram, he looks to have gained quite a bit of muscle, which could be bad news for the rest of the AFC North.

This is especially true after a week that saw the Baltimore Ravens cut Earl Thomas and the Cleveland Browns lose Grant Delpit, who are two talented safeties.

After a 111-catch, 1,426-yard season in 2018, JuJu dropped down to fewer than 600 yards while missing four games in 2019. If both he and his quarterback are back and feeling at the top of their games, it could be a return to form for this Steelers offense.

At +1300, the Steelers are tied for the fifth-best odds to win the AFC Championship in 2020, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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