JuJu Smith-Schuster Reveals His Plans Heading Into Free Agency

Isaiah De Los Santos
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has revealed his plans heading into free agency.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has revealed his plans heading into free agency. / Justin K. Aller/GettyImages

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster took his first dip into free agency last offseason, but a cool market for wideouts led him to re-sign with the team on a one-year deal. Now Smith-Schuster will head into free agency once again, this time coming off of a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the majority of the 2021 campaign.

The fifth-year pro has revealed his plans as prepares to hit the open market for the second straight offseason.

JuJu Smith-Schuster Free Agency 2022

It sounds like the wideout has no desire to leave Pittsburgh anytime soon. He said it would be a "blessing" if he can re-sign with the Steelers and "stay for another four years."

"I love the coaches and my teammates, players, everyone from the media side to the training room. It's been unbelievable. My career here has been amazing. It would be nice to stay here and play with these guys and the same coaches. It would be nice to stay for another four years."

JuJu Smith-Schuster

It's touching to hear how much the pass-catcher has connected with the city and organization. He passed on more money from other teams last offseason to return to Pittsburgh, so hopefully that gesture will make the Steelers receptive to a long-term deal this spring.

Smith-Schuster finished with 15 receptions and 129 yards during his injury-plagued 2021 season. Prior to that, he recorded 308 receptions, 3,729 yards and 26 TDs over his first four years as a Steeler.

Pittsburgh has plenty of questions to solve this offseason, and the decision between a full rebuild or a simple retool could impact how it approaches Smith-Schuster's free agency.

Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!

Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.