JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Twitter interaction with Patrick Mahomes will get Kansas City Chiefs fans excited.
The Kansas City Chiefs may have lost Byron Pringle to the Chicago Bears, but they did make a pretty significant addition to their wide receiver corps. ESPN’s Field Yates and Jeremy Fowler reported that the Chiefs have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to a one-year, $10.75 million contract.
Smith-Schuster tweeted out “Let’s go #ChiefsKingdom,” and received an instant reply from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This first interaction between Mahomes and Smith-Schuster should get fans excited.
Chiefs: JuJu Smith-Schuster’s first interaction with Patrick Mahomes will pump up fans
The team’s interest in Smith-Schuster is not necessarily shocking, considering that they were in the running for him last offseason.
Smith-Schuster is around four years removed from his impressive sophomore campaign in 2018, where he caught 111 passes for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns. He has yet to replicate that season, with his closest coming in 2020 when he recorded 831 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 97 receptions.
This past year, Smith-Schuster was only able to participate in five games after signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh, as he suffered a shoulder injury that knocked him out for the entire regular season. But, he was able to return for Pittsburgh’s Wild Card Round matchup against the Chiefs. In that game, Smith-Schuster caught five-of-eight targets for 26 yards.
The wideout ultimately chose to return to the Steelers for another season. Now, he gets to join Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in the offense. Let’s see what kind of numbers he can produce in 2022.