According to JuJu Smith-Schuster himself, he is signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In a series of tweets, Smith-Schuster thanked Steelers fans and was introducing himself to Chiefs fans.
He said in a statement:
“Thank you for taking me in and making me a part of the family from the moment that I was drafted. You all took me in so quickly, and I really needed it. I was a wide-eyed 20-year old who was sent to the east coast away from my family for the first time in my life, and you made me feel right at home, sespite all of the loneliness I should have felt. These have been the best five years in my life. I owe so much to the fans who embraced me and who made playing on Sunday’s in Pittsburgh so special. It was an honor to wear the black and gold for you all! I love you!”
ESPN’s Field Yates reports it is a one-year deal worth $10.75.
That is a pay cut from last offseason when Smith-Schuster was offered between $12-13 million from the Chiefs.
He was also offered $14 million from the Baltimore Ravens but turned both offers down to stick with the Steelers and bet on himself.
That may have been a small backfire since he got hurt early in the season and cost him the season.