KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on Friday, reports say.
ESPN’s Field Yates reports Smith-Schuster is locking in a one-year, $10.75 million deal.
Smith-Schuster wasted little time in announcing the move himself, tweeting to Chiefs fans: “Let’s Go!”
In five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 25-year-old pulled in 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns on 323 catches. In 2018, he earned a Pro Bowl selection after a career-best 111 receptions, 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns that season.
In another social media post, Smith-Schuster thanked the Steelers and their fans for their support over the years.
“Thank you for taking me in and making me a part of the family from the moment that I was drafted,” he said. “You all took me in so quickly, and I really needed it. I was a wide-eyed 20-year-old who was sent to the East Coast away from my family for the first time in my life, and you made me feel right at home, despite all of the loneliness I should have felt.
“These have been the best five years of my life,” he added. “I owe so much to the fans who embraced me and who made playing on Sundays in Pittsburgh so special. It was an honor to wear the black and gold for you all.”
The wide receiver position was a priority for the Chiefs this offseason. Kansas City needed another high-profile threat to take the pressure off of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in the passing game.
The Chiefs lost Bryon Pringle to free agency. He signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Bears this week. Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson is also a free agent this offseason.
But signing a strong wide receiver was a priority for the Chiefs as other AFC West foes bolstered their rosters.
The Las Vegas Raiders acquired All-Pro receiver Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers this week in exchange for the No. 22 overall pick in the draft. Adams agreed to a new five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Raiders.
The Denver Broncos acquired Russell Wilson and the Los Angeles Chargers acquired edge rusher Khalil Mack.
The Chiefs have now filled their two most pressing needs of free agency, adding a big-play wide receiver along with a safety to replace Tyrann Mathieu. The latter became official on Thursday, when the Chiefs signed ex-Texans safety Justin Reid to a $31.5 million, three-year contract.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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