JuJu Smith-Schuster caught plenty of eyes and turned heads with his pregame outfit while showing up at the Super Bowl for the Chiefs matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 12, 2023
JuJu Smith-Schuster sported a kilt, a unique choice that I can not recall actually ever being worn to an NFL pregame, Super Bowl or not. For his first Super Bowl appearance, the outfit certainly will make a statement. Smith-Schuster has talked about being himself consistently during the week, and this follows that theme.
“Whatever you do in life, no matter who you are, you’re always going to have negativity,” Smith-Schuster said. “But at the end of the day, you have to be yourself, be authentic, and don’t change for anybody.”
Smith-Schuster played for the Steelers from 2017 to 2021 after being drafted out of USC in the 2017 NFL Draft. He grew up a Steelers fan, although coming from Long Beach, California. However, they never reached the big dance with Smith-Schuster on the squad. So, he took a leap and joined the Chiefs, and now, he has reached the biggest stage in the NFL. This week, how showed plenty of love to his former team.
“Playing in Pittsburgh for five years, I love Pittsburgh and the Steelers,” Smith-Schuster said. “But making the decision to come to KC and play, it’s crazy. This [the Super Bowl] is real, I can’t believe it.”
One of the things that makes Smith-Schuster unique is that he is himself on and off the field. There is nothing there that is mystical about who he is, and that has always made him one of the more impressionable players to the camera, media, and fans. So, it is no surprise to see him make a statement like this on the biggest stage in the NFL as he lives out of one of his NFL dreams.