The Loyalists have another top beneficiary. New Britain is purportedly marking free specialist JuJu Smith-Schuster to a free-specialist contract.
Ian Rapoport revealed the news on Wednesday. Adam Schefter detailed that it’s a three-year, $33 million arrangement with $22.5 million due in the initial two years.
Smith-Schuster was one of the most mind-blowing free-specialist beneficiaries accessible this offseason and ought to assist New Britain with balancing the deficiency of Jakobi Meyers. He tweeted after the news broke:
“This the entire day today and last evening were about the Loyalists versus the Kansas City Bosses,” Rapoport said on NFL Organization. “I realize he needed to get back to Kansas City, that is somewhat where his heart was. The Loyalists pulled at him, as well. They offered more cash; that makes a difference. Furthermore, in addition to the chance to sort of revamp himself and improve himself and start another heritage, the chance to go to New Britain, there’s a ton to like here.”
Meyers purportedly marked an almost indistinguishable three-year, $33 million arrangement with the Las Vegas Plunderers recently, leaving Loyalists quarterback Macintosh Jones without his #1 objective of the 2022 season. Perhaps the 26-year-old Smith-Schuster can make up for that shortcoming in New Britain’s passing game.
Smith-Schuster had a strong return season for the Kansas City Bosses in 2022, getting 78 passes for 933 yards and three scores north of 16 games. He had one more 10 gatherings for 89 yards in Kansas City’s walk to a Super Bowl LVII title.
Smith-Schuster spent the initial five years of his profession in Pittsburgh in the wake of being chosen by the Steelers in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of USC. He had a breakout year for Pittsburgh in 2018 when he laid out professional highs in gatherings (111) and got yards (1,426) to go with seven scores. He got a profession’s best nine scores in 2020 and has found the end zone multiple times (counting one surging score) for his vocation.