Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will apparently remain in Pittsburgh. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster hopes his future there too is assured.
Smith-Schuster recently told TMZ.com that he hopes to stay with the Steelers for the rest of his career.
“At the end of the day, I want to have my legacy in Pittsburgh and retire there,” Smith-Schuster said. “I do not want to go”. His rookie contract expires, and Smith-Schuster (a second-round pick in 2017 and the team’s MVP in 2018) will become a free agent on March 17, without a new contract or request. of the tagged franchise. The Steelers are highly unlikely to tag Smith-Schuster. It will be very difficult for the Steelers to make a meaningful offer, given the team’s current salary cap situation.
When asked if he can see himself in a different jersey next season, Smith-Schuster told TMZ.com: “Not now. Until I am released, other than that, I’m Pittsburgh for life. “
For Smith-Schuster, the question ultimately is whether it would take him less to stay in Pittsburgh than to play elsewhere, assuming the Steelers want to continue the relationship. Given his other receivers and his ability to keep finding more of them in the draft, the team may be ready to move on.