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Roethlisberger on Smith-Schuster: “As young as he is, he’s the leader of that group”

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Roethlisberger on Smith-Schuster: “As young as he is, he’s the leader of that group”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster definitely won me over (if he hadn’t already) when he re-signed with the team earlier this off-season vs. signing elsewhere for more money. His charismatic energy would’ve been something that was truly missed had he decided to leave the Steel City. As the second week of OTA’s commence, this is something that future Hall of Fame quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger has readdressed and has been very vocal about:

“Yeah, I was really excited to get JuJu back. I felt like I was in his ear and in Coach [Mike] Tomlin’s ear a lot during that process over the last 12 to 24 hours of JuJu signing back here. You know to have a familiar face and a guy that brings so much to this team, is there a guy in the NFL that on 3rd and medium or short, you want the ball in his hands as much as JuJu? I don’t know that I can think of one.”

 

 

Roethlisberger continued as he expressed his admiration for the amount of value Smith-Schuster brings to not only the team, but the entire city of Pittsburgh:

“The passion that he gives to this city, to this team to help us win is awesome. As young as he is, he’s the leader of that group [wide receivers]. That’s a young receiver group.”

 

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