According to his remarks to the media, along with an Instagram post he made earlier Monday, it certainly seems as though he wants to be.
Following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the Wild Card round, the Steelers standout was asked if he would like to return to the franchise next season. His answer at this point is an emphatic yes.
“I'd love to stay in Pittsburgh,” Smith-Schuster said. “I've built a strong foundation with the fanbase. I love Coach Tomlin, I love my coaching staff, (receivers) coach Ike (Hilliard). Everybody. … They made me who I am today. … I don't want to have to go to a different organization and change the ways and how I am. I love the game of football. And I would love to be with the Steelers again.”
The Steelers wideout would follow up his comments with an Instagram post, stating “would love to be back for more, to be part of the group that brings this organization to where it belongs.”
In spite of the addition of Steelers rookie Chase Claypool, which many thought would help Smith-Schuster's productivity by taking the pressure off of him, he had the worst season of his four-year career in terms of receiving yards outside of an injury-shortened season last year.
Despite the limited yards, Smith-Schuster did collect a career-high nine touchdowns in 2020 with the Steelers. Hopefully, he can stick around for the foreseeable future with the organization.