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.
JuJu Smith-Schuster also turned down more money on a multi-year deal from the Eagles than he took to return to the Steelers, per source. The Eagles’ were a secret suitor. But Smith-Schuster loved Pittsburgh and its fans too much to leave. https://t.co/X8gitZYxwd
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2021
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!!!”
This is my home, they’re gonna need a wrecking ball to take me outta here! PITTSBURGH I LOVE YOU, LET’S GO!!!!! 💛🖤💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/SPFvCLUmFl
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 19, 2021
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.