JuJu Smith-Schuster is gearing up for his first playoff game in Kansas City, but while doing it, it seems that the Pittsburgh Steelers may have caught a stray bullet.
Smith-Schuster, who had a few tumultuous years to end his tenure in Pittsburgh, lost to the Chiefs in Arrowhead to end his Steelers tenure last year. Now on a top-seeded team, Smith-Schuster is happy to feel like he is flying high heading into the divisional round of the playoffs.
“It feels good to be on this sideline,” Smith-Schuster said. “It’s amazing. Last year it was a tough situation coming in here and playing a great team. Now that I’m here and I’m going into this game, playing against another good team, it just feels good to be on this side of the ball.
It follows a new experience for JuJu Smith-Schuster, where under Andy Reid, he has learned the intricacies of offensive football. It follows a season where Smith-Schuster put up 933 yards on 78 receptions for three touchdowns. As a secondary option in the Chiefs option, Smith-Schuster has grown into a key role for Patrick Mahomes down the stretch.
The Chiefs will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round of the playoffs. Smith-Schuster will be looking to make it to the AFC Championship for the first time in his career.