With one well-timed tackle JuJu Smith Schuster was done for the 2021 season. Not welcomed news for the Steelers after their big win over Denver.
The Steelers had just upset the Broncos in stunning fashion and then lost their number one receiver. As it happens with most teams in the NFL, the Steelers season will go on but without JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, most fans are asking how they go on without being affected by the loss of JuJu.
No sooner than the news broke of his injury, names of potential free agents began circulating over the internet on the belief the Steelers would have to find a free agent wide receiver to replace JuJu. Fans need to keep in mind that the Steelers organization is not known for knee-jerk reactions, and this means a free agent signing to the active squad is more of a possibility than a probability. Plus, the Pittsburgh media postulated that the Steelers might not make any moves to replace JuJu and have all they need on their team.
The Steelers have options at their disposal for them to utilize. It just depends on what they feel their best option is. It can range from making modifications to their offensive game plan or to signing a free agent.
In the last five days, the Steelers have already mulled their options and begun their preparations to move forward without their star receiver. So here is what fans can expect from the Steelers for the remainder of the 2021 season post-JuJu Smith-Schuster.