The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back their biggest free agent, signing wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, according to multiple reports.
Smith-Schuster will sign a one-year, $8 million deal with the Steelers. The 24-year-old was believed to be a top option for many teams but watched the wide receiver market dip below expectations before deciding to return to Pittsburgh.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens made a "hard push" for Smith-Schuster before he signed with the Steelers. Reports surfaced on Thursday saying the wide receiver was also in talks with the New York Jets about a possible deal.
Smith-Schuster returns to Pittsburgh after four years, a Pro Bowl appearance, 3,726 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns. He'll reunite with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who has advocated for Smith-Schuster's return all offseason.
“I think he embodies what it is to be a Pittsburgh Steeler," Roethlisberger said after the Steelers' playoff loss to the Browns.
Smith-Schuster will join Diontae Johnson, James Washington and Chase Claypool for another run in Pittsburgh in 2021.