Why did JuJu Smith-Schuster decide to re-sign with the Steelers over the Ravens leaders?
The house is where the heart is.
JuJu Smith-Schuster pulled out the titles this season with a one-year deal he re-signed with the Steelers when many thought expansion and Pittsburgh would not reunite.
Thursday “Michael Irvin Podcast” Smith-Schuster explained why he decided to sign a new contract with Pittsburgh, rejecting other more valuable offers in the process.
Being somewhere in an atmosphere and environment, knowing where the team knows you, they know your history, you know how you are, how they use you and stuff like that, ”Smith-Schuster said when asked what prompted him to return to the Steelers. and playing in the last year, it was like, “Yeah, I’ll take my chance, I’ll play with Ben.” …
It’s best to be at home with the Steelers. It’s perfect for me, you know. I think what a lot of people didn’t see later in my career was that I dealt with injuries and mostly played slot. And come back this year and play more outside and show people that I can be No. 1 and I’m just back Ben healthy and just being healthy and being the team we have.
Smith-Schuster also explained that although the Ravens players were hired by Baltimore, the offense was not right for him, as he turned off his tough attack for him, feeling he would not get chances like Baltimore. He would do it with Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh.
Smith-Schuster also said he had fruitful talks with leaders, and said he would be a substitute for Kansas City if he did not pass an agreement with Pittsburgh.
It was revealed that coach Andy Reid had sent him photos of the Lombardi trophy as he was in the final stages of making the decision.
The 24-year-old was denied better deals Heads and Ravens back to Pittsburgh, but there is no such thing as good home cooking.