The wide receiver who recently signed for the Kansas City Chiefs from the Pittsburgh Steelers on a one-year $3.25 million guaranteed deal made some controversial statements about returning to Pittsburgh even before making an appearance for the Super Bowl LIV winners.
How does this affect JuJu's time in Kansas?.
The 6'1 wide receiver in his five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers had 3855 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns. His best season with the Steelers was his sophomore year where he had 1426 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.
The Chiefs acquired JuJu after they lost Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins and required a proven wide receiver which they saw in JuJu who was having issues with the Steelers. JuJu Smith-Schuster is expected to play a huge role on offence for the Chiefs and the statement he made was not because he didn't want to be in Kansas, he was only expressing how strong the fan love is for him in Pittsburgh where he was drafted in 2017. In his words "Steelers fans, they're always loyal no matter where you go, I could see myself back here in future". JuJu in his interview with Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk at a fundraiser event in Pittsburgh over the weekend made the aforementioned statement as he was surprised by the turnout by fans and he felt a sense of belonging in Pittsburgh.
I think it's a thing of the moment as days later, JuJu linked up with Mahomes in training and he even commented on a no-look pass to him by Mahomes. He looks ready to take the league by storm.