PITTSBURGH, PA — Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is headed to the New England Patriots, signing a deal to join Mac Jones in the AFC East, according to NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti and Ian Rapoport.
Smith-Schuster is off to his third NFL team after just one season with the Kansas City Chiefs, in which he earned his first Super Bowl ring. Now, he’s off to the Patriots.
mith-Schuster had a bounce-back year after missing most of his final season in Pittsburgh because of a shoulder injury. With Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback, Smith-Schuster finished the 2022 season with 78 receptions for 933 yards and three touchdowns.
For the Patriots, they add a wide receiver after losing Jakobi Meyers to the Las Vegas Raiders. According to the Athletic’s Jeff Howe, they’ve also acquired about trading for DeAndre Hopkins and Jerry Juedy.
The deal is three-years worth $33 million, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.
The Patriots are signing ex-Chiefs WR Juju Smith-Schuster to a three-year, $33 million deal, sources confirm. Same numbers that Jakobi Meyers got in Vegas—with Juju getting a half-million more over the first two years than Meyers did.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2023