When Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster burst onto the scene in 2018, it looked like he was headed for immediate superstardom. He finished his rookie campaign with 111 catches, 1426 yards and 7 TDs which earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl.
The Antonio Brown trade in 2019 opened the door for Smith-Schuster to solidify his role as the primary pass catcher for the Steelers’ offense. As it turned out, last season did not go as planned for the third-year man out of USC. Injuries and dropped passes plagued JuJu throughout all of 2019.
Some of that can be attributed to the inconsistent play of backup QBs Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. So it is possible that JuJu bounces back with the return of starter Ben Roethlisberger.
Finishing last season with only 42 receptions, 552 yards and three touchdowns, Smith-Schuster’s future in Pittsburgh is anything but guaranteed.