Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster celebrates a personal milestone
Pittsburgh Steelers rising star wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined elite company on Monday—but not on the football field.
The 23-year-old Pro Bowl wideout, entering his fourth season in the NFL (all with the Steelers), joined the “1 million club.” That is one million and up subscribers on video streaming and sharing behemoth YouTube.
Smith-Schuster celebrated the milestone with a tweet earlier on Monday afternoon:
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) July 12, 2020
Recent content coming from the Smith-Schuster channel included a surprise purchase of a new house for the Steelers wideout’s family.
Smith-Schuster’s offseason, even while dabbling in online video growth, has not been without incident. Who could forget the time the Steelers receiver beefed with the former face of the franchise Antonio Brown, now a free agent.
The former second-round selection of the 2017 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh also experienced turmoil when a report back in May surfaced that the franchise could lean on not re-signing Smith-Schuster.
A pair of Pittsburgh Steelers explosive offensive players are heading into their contract year and could be looking to join new teams in 2021. In a Q&A session with Steelers fans, Ed Bouchette of The Athletic said that he believes it is “not likely” that the team re-signs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner.
More precisely, when asked about the potential of Pittsburgh re-signing the players, Bouchette said “no” in regards to Conner and “not likely” regarding Smith-Schuster.
In the meantime, the burgeoning YouTube star, along with football star, can celebrate his milestone while continuing to produce video content in the offseason, one that persists to be the rockiest in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling spring workouts and pushing back training camp for franchises.