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NFL Free Agency: Chiefs sign Juju Smith-Schuster

Juju Smith-Schuster will soon be catching passes from another Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

The former Steelers wide receiver, 25, announced Friday that he is joining Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in a one-year, $10.75 million deal. per NFL network.

“#ChiefsKingdom let’s go!” Smith-Schuster wrote to which replied the Chiefs quarterback“Make me loud brotha!!!”

Former Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster joins the Chiefs
Former Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster joins the Chiefs
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Smith-Schuster, a 2017 USC second-round draft pick, has spent the past five seasons with the Steelers and the now retired Ben Roethlisberger. During his Pittsburgh career, he played in 63 games and recorded 323 receptions for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Before the start of the 2021 season, Smith-Schuster resigned from a one-year, $8 million contract with the Steelers.

Just before he announced his new home on Friday, Smith-Schuster wrote a warm note to the Steelers nation.

“Thank you for taking me in and making me part of the family from the moment I moved in. You all took me in so quickly and I really needed it,” he began.

Smith-Schuster has spent the last five seasons with the Steelers
Smith-Schuster has spent the last five seasons with the Steelers
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“I was a wide-eyed 20-year-old being sent to the east coast by my family for the first time in my life, and you made me feel at home despite all the loneliness I should have felt . Those were the best five years of my life. I owe so much to the fans who hugged me and made playing in Pittsburgh on Sunday so special. It was an honor to wear the black and gold for you all! I love you!”

Smith-Schuster is joining the AFC powerhouse chiefs, who missed their third straight Super Bowl appearance in January.

Mahomes will have quite the arsenal for 2022, already stocked with receivers Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and tight end Travis Kelce.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/18/nfl-free-agency-chiefs-signing-juju-smith-schuster/ NFL Free Agency: Chiefs sign Juju Smith-Schuster

JOE HERNANDEZ

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