The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. He was a surprise selection in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The wide receiver is a former third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers. His contract with the Chiefs is not a long-term fix and his return isn't a sure thing. The move is an exciting one for the Chiefs‚ who are eager to get Smith-Schuster back in their offense. The wideout‚ who was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft‚ is a big name in the NFL. The team recently signed former wide receiver Sammy Watkins and signed him to a three-year deal. However‚ it's not yet clear what the future holds for Smith-Schuster. Despite the lingering questions about his health and ability to stay healthy‚ the Chiefs have made a bold move by signing the former Pittsburgh Steeler. Smith-Schuster‚ a 6'1 wide receiver‚ will remain in Pittsburgh to continue his stellar career. With a one-year deal‚ the Chiefs will be able to get more production from the talented wideout‚ who could help the offense return to the Super Bowl in its quest for the top prize. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Smith-Schuster's future‚ the move has brought a new hope to the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. He is now one of the top targets in the NFL for quarterback Patrick Mahomes‚ who has been a favorite of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the past five seasons. The Steelers will also have to rebuild their receiving corps in the 2020 season‚ but Smith-Schuster's arrival provides a much-needed boost for the young star. After the season‚ Smith-Schuster's new team will be a natural fit for him. His size and athleticism make him an ideal fit for the Chiefs‚ and he will add to the team's already strong offensive line. The addition of the safety will also help the Chiefs' secondary. If Smith-Schuster is healthy and able to play well‚ he will be a valuable asset for the Chiefs. After his injury last season‚ Smith-Schuster was expected to miss the entire 2020 season. After recovering from a shoulder injury‚ he played in five games last year. Despite his injury‚ he was limited to only a few games in the Wild Card Round. In January‚ he returned for the game against the Chiefs‚ where he caught five passes for 26 yards. The Chiefs also added a new safety‚ Justin Reid. The trade brings in another quality wide receiver for the Chiefs.
The former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was expected to play for the Chiefs during the season. Moreover‚ the signing of Smith-Schuster puts a big piece of the Chiefs' offensive line in the best possible position. In addition‚ the move brings the team an additional safety‚ a huge playmaker. The Kansas City Patriots are also aiming to win a Super Bowl with Smith-Schuster. The deal was worth $5.6 million and will save the Chiefs money. The new contract will cover a full season of the Steelers. It will have voids in the first two years of the contract. The Chiefs have already paid the injured receiver in full. The trade means the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent more than $5.6 million in dead money. It is not clear if Smith-Schuster will be healthy for the start of the 2019 NFL season. The move will also bring the new WR to the Chiefs. He has been a top target for the Chiefs since the rookie signing in 2017. The former second-rounder with the Steelers has a six-figure contract. But the deal does not end there. The new team will also add a safety and a big play wide receiver. If he is healthy‚ the Chiefs will have a lot of options in the future.
JuJu Smith-Schuster tells me he chose the #Chiefs because:
“I am going to play with a future Hall of Fame QB, to play with one of the best to ever do it. My goal as a player is to win, so I’m going to Kansas City with the hopes of winning a Super Bowl.” — Taylor Bisciotti (@TaylorBisciotti) March 18, 2022
The #Chiefs' deal for WR JuJu Smith-Schuster comes in around $3 million on the base value with the rest of the $10.75 million max value @RapSheet reported coming in the form of incentives, sources say. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 18, 2022