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JuJu Smith-Schuster Weighs in on Potential Chiefs Future

David Kaestle
JuJu Smith-Schuster wants to be in Kansas City for the long haul.
JuJu Smith-Schuster wants to be in Kansas City for the long haul. / Associated Press

After an up-and-down start to his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where at times he looked like he could be a team's true No. 1 wide recoever, to looking like he shouldn't be on the field. JuJu Smith-Schuster seems to have found his groove with the Kansas City Chiefs.

JuJu has cemented himself as a consistent and reliable option within the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs offense. His chemistry with quarterback Patrick Mahomes has really become apparent of late, averaging 7.3 receptions 108.3 yards and hauling in two touchdowns in his last three games.

This success has JuJu feeling right at home in Kansas City and when he made it pretty clear he wants to be there for the long haul.

He may have had a different response if you asked him through his first five games where he seemed to disappear from the offense at times, averaging just 4.4 catches and 51.4 yards per game, catching zero touchdowns.

Smith-Schuster signed a one-year $10.75 million contract with the Chiefs ahead of the season. If he keeps this type of play up, both the years and dollar value will increase on his next one.

Still just 25 years old (about to be 26), JuJu still has plenty of time to improve and continue to be a valuable piece of the offense. Things certainly get easier when you have Patrick Mahomes as a quarterback and Andy Reid as a play caller.

The Chiefs are 9.5-point home favorites at Arrowhead against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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