More major news for the Pittsburgh Steelers. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is reportedly signing a one-year deal with the team, per this tweet from NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti.
She says Smith-Schuster turned down offers from divisional rivals to stay with Pittsburgh.
Smith-Schuster confirmed the news with this Wolf of Wall Street inspired tweet.
Financial terms of the deal weren’t immediately released. We’ll update you when those numbers come in. It’s unclear if this deal will have any voidable years attached to it but it would make sense in order to keep his cap charge down even assuming Smith-Schuster took less money.
Biscotti tweets Smith-Schuster had offers from the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens. Smith-Schuster’s deal with Pittsburgh is one-year, $8 million.
Adam Schefter also reports the Philadelphia Eagles made a push to sign him.
Mike Garafolo reports the Steelers increased their offer from $7.5 million to $8 million. That was enough to seal the deal.
Smith-Schuster will be a free agent for the 2022 season. It’s clear he’s using this year to bet on himself and the salary cap shooting back up next spring. He’ll get to play with Ben Roethlisberger one more season and reassess his situation.
UPDATE (4:19 PM): Smith-Schuster’s deal includes four voidable years, decreasing his 2021 cap hit.