JuJu Smith-Schuster Gives Steelers Hometown Discount

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 18, 2018: JuJu Smith-Schuster at the 2018 ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live

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JuJu Smith-Schuster is returning to Pittsburgh.

On Friday, after days of testing free agency, the star wide receiver opted to re-sign with the Steelers and it wasn’t because they gave him the best offer.

According to reports, Smith-Schuster re-signed on a one-year, $8 million deal despite other teams offering more money and another offering a multi-year deal.

Per Adam Schefter, Smith-Schuster turned down a deal from the division rival Baltimore Ravens worth a total of $13 million, while the Philadelphia Eagles were also in on the mix.

After the news surfaced, Smith-Schuster took to social media to share his thoughts.

“This is my home, they’re gonna need a wrecking ball to take me outta here! PITTSBURGH I LOVE YOU, LET’S GO!,” the wide receiver wrote on Twitter.

“Can’t say it enough, I love you Pittsburgh. Came in here a young 20-year-old and you guys embraced me from the moment I got here. So much love. Had my back thru everything, all the struggles and success. So hard to leave. See you this Fall in Heinz WE’RE GOIN CRAZY!!!”

Since joining the Steelers as a second-round draft pick out of USC in the 2017 NFL Draft, Smith-Schuster has racked up 308 receptions for 3,726 yards and 27 touchdowns.

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