3 reasons Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is quickly becoming expendable
Steelers know how to get production out of there receivers
It’s no secret that the Steelers are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to drafting wide receivers and allowing them to produce on the football field. When JuJu entered the league, he was the beneficiary of a talented offense that included Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Martavis Bryant. While he’s certainly a good player, there’s no reason to think the Steelers can’t repeat this process over again.
JuJu is hardly the first receiver the Steelers hit on in recent years and he won’t be the last. The fact that we are even having the conversation of who will be best between Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool shows you how good Pittsburgh is at what they do best.
The Steelers are widely considered the best team in the league when it comes to drafting the position, and they haven’t even spent a first-round pick under Mike Tomlin since 2007 to do so. If Pittsburgh continues to invest second and third-round draft choices back into the position every few years, I’m very confident they can find a player who can replicate JuJu’s production.
JuJu Smith-Schuster hasn’t been given a ton of opportunity over the past two seasons and he’s done well with what has been asked of him. However, he’s not a player who is going to make or break this offense on any given week (as evidenced by his 28 yards on 5 targets in Week 5). Unless he really starts to show star qualities, JuJu is becoming an expendable player for this team after the 2020 season.